Clinical trials are the final step in a long process of clinical research. They allow researchers and physicians to apply what is learned in the laboratory to studies with human participants.
Clinical trials enable scientists to test the true value of their research tools in diagnosis, therapy and prevention of diseases and disabilities. Each clinical trial provides an opportunity in which a promising new invention or treatment is tested in humans for the first time.
What clinical trials are going on now at OHSU?
There are many clinical trials in different departments happening simultaneously at OHSU. Search for one here.
How do I enroll one of my patients into a clinical trial at OHSU?
Our clinical studies would not be possible without the thousands of Oregonians and others who volunteer each year.
To enroll one of your patients to participate in an OHSU Orthopaedic clinical trial, contact the person listed for the specific study or call our research program administrative coordinator at 503 494-0210.
Other clinical trial resources
- National Cancer Institute Clinical Trials
- National Institutes of Health, Office of Rare Disease, Research and Clinical Trials
OHSU General Clinical Research CenterOHSU's General Clinical Research Center facilitates access to clinical trials and study opportunities at OHSU. The center has been funded by the National Institutes of Health for the past 33 years.
The center's areas of research include cancer, and neurodegenerative, endocrine, vascular and sleep disorders. The GCRC hosts approximately 800 patient-bed days annually and about 4,500 outpatient visits each year.