Clinical Trials

Clinical trials are research studies in which people help doctors find ways to improve health and treat diseases. The results of these research studies, called outcomes, give healthcare providers the data necessary to make advances and improvements in the way doctors treat or prevent disease.   

OHSU participates in hundreds of trials in a variety of scientific areas and diseases. To find out more about OHSU clinical trials, please see the resources below or view frequently asked questions.

How do I participate in a clinical trial at OHSU?

Our clinical studies would not be possible without the thousands of Oregonians and others who volunteer each year.

To find out about participating in an OHSU clinical trial, contact the person listed for the specific study.  If you would like to be contacted by researchers to potentially participate in research studies, you may register for a national volunteer research registry that brings together researchers and willing volunteers who wish to get involved in research studies called ResearchMatch

OCTRI Research Volunteer Repository at OHSU

The OCTRI Research Volunteer Repository at OHSU is actively enrolling healthy adults with an interest in research participation. The purpose of this repository is to create and maintain a list of healthy adults who are interested in participating in future research studies, and are willing to provide health information and/or biological specimens for research. This research registry is not intended to be contacted for a specific study. For assistance to locate or be contacted for a specific study, please email

If you are interested in participating or learning more, please read the Information Sheet describing the procedures, risks and benefits of participating in the Repository.

If you agree to participate you will be directed to a brief survey collecting Demographics and Health and Contact information; the survey will take about 5-10 minutes to complete.

If you have further questions, you may contact Repository staff at 503 346-0168 or