A clinical trial (also clinical research) is a research study in which people participate as volunteers.
A research study is a scientific investigation to achieve a complete understanding of a topic.
Carefully conducted clinical trials are the fastest and safest way to find
There are strict rules for clinical trials, which are monitored by
Some of the research studies at the Clinical Center involve promising new treatments that may directly benefit patients.
You can Search the Studies to access a database of clinical studies being conducted by NIH at the Clinical Center in Bethesda, Maryland.
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Last Updated June 09, 2011