Emory is proud to launch a new clinical trials website, which includes easy-to-access information on nearly 1,000 clinical trials that are seeking volunteers.
At clinicaltrials.emory.edu, potential participants can easily search for trials related to specific health conditions; browse topics such as cardiology, cancer, and the neurosciences; and view quick facts about each of the trials available at Emory.
The website is available to the entire Emory community and interested external participants. Although many clinical trials are seeking patients with a particular medical condition, several trials are also seeking healthy volunteers.
The online profiles of each clinical trial include their purpose, timing, investigators, process, and certain key eligibility criteria. Potential volunteers can send a message to the leader of a trial asking to participate or requesting additional information. The NIH clinical trials database is available for those seeking more detailed information.
The clinical trials website also includes frequently asked questions about volunteering, information on additional resources at Emory for potential participants, and NIH information on clinical trials.
Individuals can also register through ResearchMatch.com, a national database that connects potential volunteers to new clinical trials.
“Clinical trials are a key part of Emory’s research mission, which helps lead to the approval of new life-saving medicines, medical devices, and treatment protocols,” says David Stephens, MD, vice president for research at Emory’s Woodruff Health Sciences Center. “As an academic medical center, Emory stands out in its ability to conduct numerous clinical trials sponsored by both the National Institutes of Health and the industry.”
“Emory’s ability to develop improved therapies through clinical research is a key component of our clinical mission and gives patients access to the most advanced treatments available,” says Jeffrey Lennox, MD, associate dean for clinical research at Emory University School of Medicine. “This new clinical trials website will allow more people within Emory and the broader community to learn about and participate in the wide range of available clinical trials.”