Clinical Trials

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What are clinical trials?

A clinical trial is an organized activity to learn more about a problem or answer questions. Many different kinds of studies are conducted. For example studies may be done to:

  • Test if a product, such as a drug or equipment, is safe and effective.
  • Find out what education practices work best.
  • Determine the best way to treat or prevent an illness.
  • Survey or an interview to understand needs, problems, or feelings people have about an important topic.

Why volunteer for a study?

There are many reasons to take part in research. You may want to:

  • Help other people.
  • Help find a cure for an illness.
  • Help scientists find out more about how the human body and mind work.
If you decide to take part in a research study, you do so as a VOLUNTEER. That means YOU decide whether or not you will take part. You can say "no". If you choose to do so, you have many important rights, including the right to decide that you want to quit the study at any time 

Clinical Research Team

Dermatology Clinical Trials Team
Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) Department of Dermatology's Clinical Research Team provides expertise in investigator-initiated and pharmaceutical-directed clinical research. In addition to its rich history of achievement, our clinical trial unit maintains ethical standards needed to assure success for sponsors and patients.

The OHSU Department of Dermatology offers many different clinical trials throughout the year. Most trials have a limited number of spots or time allowed to enroll patients.

To learn more about clinical trials, visit the National Institutes of HealthExternal Link Icon clinical trial site.

Contact Information

If you are interested and would like to contact someone about participation in these studies you may contact the clinical trials team at the OHSU Department of Dermatology.

Clinical Trials Coordinator
Telephone: 503-228-7350
E-mail: dermtrials@ohsu.edu