What is clinical research?
Clinical research studies, or clinical trials, are conducted with volunteers to answer specific health questions, ranging from understanding the causes of mental disorders to new treatments and medications. Carefully conducted clinical research is the fastest and safest way to find new, effective treatments and other means of improving health.
Should you participate a clinical trial?
It's your involvement that helps researchers and physicians to ultimately uncover better ways to treat, prevent, diagnose and understand human disease.
How do I find clinical trials being conducted at Duke?
- View a listing of clinical trials on DukeHealth.org 
- View a listing of studies on ClinicalTrials.gov  in which Duke University is participating
- View Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences clinical trials by specialty
- Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder 
- Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics 
- Eating Disorders 
- Health and Wellness 
- Neuroscience 
- Psychiatry  (including mood disorders, anxiety disorders, psychosis, etc.)
- Sleep Disorders 
- Smoking/Smoking Cessation 
- Healthy volunteers  may also participate in clinical research studies
Where can I call to discuss problems, concerns and questions or to obtain information or offer input?
You can contact the Duke Institutional Review Board Office by email  or by calling 919-668-5111.
Where can I learn more about what to consider when volunteering for clinical research?
- DukeHealth.org: Understanding Clinical Trials 
- ClinicalTrials.gov: Understanding Clinical Trials  and Glossary of Clinical Trials Terms 
- NIH: Children and Clinical Studies 
- The Office for Human Research Protections (OHRP): Becoming a Research Volunteer: It’s Your Decision  / Ser Voluntario en Estudios Clinicos: Es Su Decisión