Clinical Trials

Find a study to participate in

Volunteer for a study

Visit StudyFinder to find and connect with University of Minnesota studies that need research participants.

Research ethics

We are committed to protecting research participants, upholding ethical standards, and improving our practice at every step of our work. 

Clinical trials are how we find out whether a new treatment works and is safe. For many, they provide hope and promise for an improved quality of life.

Clinical trials are carefully designed research studies that answer specific questions about the effectiveness of:

  • Preventive techniques
  • Medications
  • Therapies and treatments
  • Surgical techniques 

Learn more about clinical trials from the Clinical and Translational Science Institute.

Clinical trial myths - video