Information for Patients

What Is a Clinical Trial?

Clinical trials are medical research studies in which people participate as volunteers.

Clinical Trials at NIAMS

Find NIAMS studies seeking patients to better understand conditions and find effective treatment.

NIH Clinical Trials

Search the database of clinical trials being conducted at the NIH.

What Is

Find out more about the database of public and private clinical trials available around the globe.

NIH Clinical Research Trials and You

Learn what clinical trials are, who participates, and your protections as a volunteer.

Clinical Trials in the Spotlight

Learn about actively recruiting research studies.

Information for Principal Investigators

Conducting Clinical Trials

The NIAMS clinical trials program supports the spectrum of such studies.

Clinical Trial Policies, Guidelines, and Templates

Understand the NIAMS, NIH, and other federal policies and guidelines.

Registering With

Follow the steps to register your clinical trial with is a registry and results database of publicly and privately supported clinical studies of human participants conducted around the world.


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