New clinical trials website creates easy access to nearly 1,000 Emory studies
Woodruff Health Sciences Center | Jan. 13, 2016
A new Emory clinical trials website includes easy-to-access information about nearly 1,000 clinical trials currently seeking volunteers.
At clinicaltrials.emory.edu, potential participants may easily search for trials related to a specific health condition, or browse topic areas such as cardiology, cancer, or the neurosciences and view quick facts about each of the individual trials available at Emory.
The new website is available to the entire Emory community as well as to interested external participants. Although many clinical trials are seeking patients who have a particular disease, many others are seeking healthy volunteers.
Information about each clinical trial includes its purpose, timing, investigators, process, and certain key eligibility criteria. Potential volunteers may click on a link to the leader of each individual trial and send a message asking to participate or requesting additional information. A link to the NIH clinical trials database — clinicaltrials.gov — is available for those seeking more detailed information.
The clinical trials website also includes frequently asked questions about volunteering, information on additional resources at Emory for potential participants, and National Institutes of Health information about clinical trials.
Individuals also may register through ResearchMatch.com, a national database that connects potential volunteers to new clinical trials seeking volunteers.
"Clinical trials are a key part of Emory's research mission, which helps lead to the approval of new lifesaving medicines, medical devices, and treatment protocols," says David Stephens, vice president for research in Emory's Woodruff Health Sciences Center. "As an academic medical center, Emory stands out in its ability to conduct numerous clinical trials sponsored by both the National Institutes of Health and industry."
"Emory's ability to develop improved therapies through clinical research is a key component of our clinical mission and gives patients access to the most advanced treatments available," says Jeffrey Lennox, MD, associate dean for clinical research in Emory University School of Medicine. "This new clinical trials website will allow more people within Emory and the broader community to learn about and participate in the wide range of available clinical trials."