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PARTICIPANT: Find a clinical trial

Carefully planned clinical trials test new medical advances for safety and efficacy, making possible future improvements in everyday clinical practice and health-care decision making.

To look for a clinical trial or research study

  • Go to the Stanford Clinical Trials Directory, a searchable database of all clinical trials or research studies being conducted at Stanford.
  • For trials outside of the Stanford Health Care community, go to This is a searchable directory of clinical trials. This NIH website also includes general information on how clinical trials are conducted.

To receive notifications of open clinical trials

  • Sign up for ResearchMatch, a large nationwide network of research institutions and community organizations that provides a searchable list of ongoing clinical studies and notifications of new studies in targeted areas of interest.

To learn more about clinical trials and research studies

  • Visit the Stanford Research Compliance page page on what it means to be a research study participant, and learn about clinical trials and the process, risks and rewards of participating in research studies or clinical trials.
  • Search the Stanford Community Academic Profiles (CAP) to look for a Stanford investigator who may be conducting research in a specific area of interest.
  • Stanford University is a proud member of CISCRP's Circle of Supporters. CISCRP (The Center for Information and Study on Clinical Research Participation) is a nonprofit group dedicated to educating and informing the public, patients, medical/research communities, the media, and policy makers about clinical research participation.