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Clinical Trials

Provided below is an assortment of links to databases and information on clinical trials. If there are other sites you feel belong on these pages, please e-mail

National Institutes of Health Clinical Trials provides regularly updated information about federally and privately supported clinical research in human volunteers. gives you information about a trial's purpose, who may participate, locations, and phone numbers for more details.

The information provided on should be used in conjunction with advice from health care professionals.

NIH Clinical Trials

Search the collection of research studies being conducted at the NIH Clinical Center.

Current Controlled Trials

Current Controlled Trials allows users to search, register, and share information about randomized controlled trials. Access to all the information on this site is free; charges for the registration services offered by Current Controlled Trials are available on request. Publication services are also available via the range of open-access peer-reviewed journals published by the site's sister company, BioMed Central.

CenterWatch Clinical Trials Listings

This is a listing of industry-sponsored clinical trials that are actively recruiting patients. You can use this listing to search for clinical trials by therapeutic area and geographic region.

ASSERT: A Standard for the review and monitoring of controlled clinical trials

The ASSERT statement is the articulation of A Standard for the Scientific and Ethical Review of Trials. It proposes a structured approach whereby research ethics committees review proposals for, and monitor the conduct of, randomized controlled clinical trials.

UK Clinical Research Collaboration

The UK Clinical Research Collaboration (UKCRC) is a partnership of organizations working to establish the UK as a world leader in clinical research, by harnessing the power of the NHS. Our aim is to re-engineer the environment in which clinical research is conducted in the UK, to benefit the public and patients by improving national health and increasing national wealth.

Cancer-Specific Databases

Coalition of National Cancer Cooperative Groups

The Coalition of Cancer Cooperative Groups, Inc., is the nation's premier network of cancer clinical trials specialists. Our members include cooperative groups, cancer centers, academic medical centers, community hospitals, physician practices, and patient advocate groups. Together, they represent the interests of more than 17,000 cancer investigators, hundreds of patient advocates, and thousands of patients worldwide.


EmergingMed is a free and confidential cancer clinical trial matching and referral service.

National Cancer Institute

Searchable database of clinical trials focusing on cancers.