What Is Clinical Research?
Clinical research is crucial to the understanding of diseases and to the development of new ways to diagnose, prevent or treat health problems.
Clinical research studies, or clinical trials as they are often called, depend on the participation of volunteers who agree to be part of carefully controlled* tests that measure the effects of medications, medical treatments or devices.
Clinical trial participants—both healthy “control” participants and volunteers who may be seeking answers to a specific health condition—play an important role in furthering medical knowledge.
If you have any questions or would like to receive additional information about current and upcoming clinical trials, contact the UC Health Clinical Trials Office at 513-475-8032.
*The University of Cincinnati has full accreditation by the Association for the Accreditation of Human Research Protection Programs (AAHRPP).