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.

Information for Principal Investigators

Conducting Clinical Trials

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

Preparing To Apply for a Clinical Trial

Plan your clinical research grant that meets NIAMS and NIH requirements.

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

Accessing Data From Patient Registries

Leverage patient registry data for your clinical research study.

Clinical Trials in the Spotlight

Learn about actively recruiting research studies.

Studies Seeking Patients

Molecular Basis of Primary Immunodeficiencies
Researchers seek to identify genes important in the immune system regulation which are mutated or defective in patients with primary immunodeficiencies.

Learn more about this clinical trial is a registry and results database of publicly and privately supported clinical studies of human participants conducted around the world.


Last Updated: July 2020