Clinical Trials at Duke

Studies and Research that Answer Health-Related Questions

Clinical research has led to the development of new drugs, new surgical procedures, and devices, and new behaviors designed to advance the public's health. It has also helped doctors and other providers to discover new ways to identify people at risk for and help prevent or delay certain diseases. Many of these medical advances occurred because people volunteered to participate in clinical trials and other types of clinical research.

Clinical Trials Directory

Our doctors and providers offer many opportunities for you to participate in clinical research.

More Clinical Trial Directories

Duke Research Volunteer Registry
If you are interested in being contacted for future research studies when it appears you may be eligible based on the information you provide us, join our Research Volunteer Registry.

Duke Health and Exercise Research Studies
These studies focus on improving the prevention and treatment of diseases.
Use this searchable database of publicly and privately supported clinical studies conducted at Duke and around the world.

This free, secure registry was developed by major academic institutions across the country that want to involve you in the mission of helping today's studies make a real difference in everyone's health in the future. ResearchMatch brings together two groups of people who are looking for one another:

  • people who are trying to find research studies.
  • researchers who are looking for people to participate in their studies.
Why Participate in a Clinical Trial

People participate in clinical research and trials because they want to take part in the advancement of new discoveries, they feel empowered when they take a more active role in their health, or they can gain access to new therapies before they are widely available. Volunteers include healthy individuals from surrounding communities as well as people with known health problems.

Advancing Health Is Our Mission

Duke Health is actively involved in many types of clinical research because advancing health is our core mission. As an academic medical center, we are dedicated to developing, discovering, and using the latest health-related advances.

Contact the Duke Recruitment Innovation Center
This page was medically reviewed on 04/13/2023 by