Get Connected to Research
At our health institutions, caring for patients is our number one priority. Part of this commitment involves conducting medical research, also known as research studies or clinical trials, with the goal of helping our patients live longer, healthier lives.
Research studies depend on volunteers.
Research would not be possible without the many participants who volunteer in studies. With the help of participants, researchers are able to gather data that helps them to understand and prevent diseases, discover therapies, and advance medicine.
Participation is your choice!
Choosing to participate in research is an important, personal decision. In order to help you make an informed decision, you should understand what it means to participate in a research study.
We hope the links and videos below will provide you with more information about what it means to participate in research. It’s also helpful to talk to your physician when thinking about participating in a research study.
Research participation is not right for everyone. You should not feel bad if you or your child choose not to participate in research.
Have questions about research? We have the answers.
Watch our GetConnected to Research video series to learn more about research.
- What is research?
- Why is research in children important?
- What is informed consent?
- Why should you participate in research?
- Who can participate in research?
- Why do we need research? Why do we do it?
- How is research monitored?
- What kind of research studies do we do?
Get Connected to Research!
Get connected to research studies that you, a friend, or family member can participate in at Cincinnati Children’s, University of Cincinnati / UC Health, and the Cincinnati VA Medical Center.
For answers to additional questions, or to search for recruiting studies, visit:
- Clinical Trials Website
- Phone: 513-636-0098
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Enroll in the Research Participant Database to be notified about future studies.