Clinical Trials


This free, easy to use site allows patients and families to search for information on clinical trials based on condition and geographic location.  This site specializes in providing information in terminology that is easy to understand.

Center Watch

This site provides information on thousands of current trials on hundreds of conditions, including cancer, AIDS, MS, Alzheimer’s Disease and ALS.   Early phase trials are included.  Listings include geographic location of the study, details on what is being studied and who is a potential candidate, and contact information.  You can sign up to be notified by e-mail when a new study is posted that meets your criteria.


The Center for Information and Study on Clinical Research Participation is a non-profit organization dedicated to informing the public about clinical trials.  Staff members provide free help to find relevant trials.

Clara Health

Clara was developed to make it easier for patients to connect to clinical trials. This website allows you to search for clinical trials by condition, trial’s current phase (e.g. recruiting, completed, etc), study type (interventional, observational, or expanded access), your location and age. You can connect with a Clara Health employee by phone, email or chat for help with connecting to a trial. The site also provides “clarity” (information) on how to evaluate trials to help you with decision making.

Clinical Connection

This website was created by a team of pharmaceutical research professionals whose goal was to make it easier for people to be informed about clinical trials. You can search for clinical trials by condition and zip code and find research centers in your state. Join for free and get notified when a new relevant clinical trial becomes available.

This government agency is part of the U.S. National Institutes of Health. This site provides information on over 90,000 trials being conducted in over 170 countries. You can search by medical condition or other criteria. General information is provided on understanding clinical trials.

Coalition of Cancer Cooperative Groups

This non-profit organization’s mission is to improve the quality of life and survival of cancer patients by increasing participation in cancer trials. The website provides educational information on clinical trials, including what they are, why they are important, as well as an explanation of terms such as randomization, and phases. Use their TrialCheck® tool to search over 4,000 cancer trials by answering a few questions regarding cancer type, treatment history and current health status. The results provide information on open (taking patients) trials in the U.S. that are possible matches. You can also search for trials by Protocol ID, Protocol Title, drug name, hospital or practice. When available, abstracts and eligibility documents are provided on each trial. You can e-mail or call 877-227-8451 to receive assistance from a cancer clinical trial specialist.

Emerging Med

This for profit company provides free trial matching, referrals and navigation services for serious and life threatening illnesses, including, but not limited to, cancer.  Patients and physicians can search online and/or get free one-on-one support with a Clinical Trial Navigator.  Spanish speaking help is available.  (Note – the company is never paid for referring or enrolling a patient in a clinical trial.)

NIH Clinical Center

NIH (National Institutes of Health) is a US government agency – its Clinical Center conducts clinical trials for a wide range of conditions. You can search this website by diagnosis or keyword to find publicly supported clinical studies, most of which are conducted in Bethesda, MD. The Clinical Center does not charge patients for participation and treatment in their clinical studies.

Research Match

This is an NIH-funded initiative was created to connect people who are trying to find research studies, and researchers seeking people to participate in their studies. It is a free, secure registry to make it easier for the public to volunteer and to become involved in clinical research studies that contribute to improved health in the future.

Smart Patients

This free online community offers information about treatments and clinical trials for over 75 conditions.  You can also share your story and learn from others.

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