Call your doctor before leaving home if you think you’ve been exposed to COVID-19 or have symptoms

Due to the presence of COVID-19 in our community, visitor restrictions are in place for all Duke clinics and hospitals. For your safety and the safety of others, we recommend patients do not bring a visitor to Duke clinics, if at all possible. If a visitor must accompany a patient, only one individual over 12 years of age is allowed. Patients and visitors will be screened for symptoms upon arrival. Individuals with flu-like symptoms are not allowed. View the complete list of Visitor Restrictions.

Effective immediately, Duke Health is prioritizing and rescheduling some non-emergent or non-critical surgeries, procedures, and appointments. Check our COVID-19 (Coronavirus) page for updates.

Clinical Trials at Duke

Studies and Research that Answer Health-Related Questions

Duke Health takes the health, safety and well-being of our patients and staff very seriously and is actively taking steps to protect all. During the Duke COVID-19 response, we are limiting study enrollments and visits to those that are critical for the immediate health of the participant. This also means that we are not currently enrolling to studies that require in-person visits and may not provide direct benefit or life-saving treatment to the participant.
 
We are working to find solutions to continue research in a way that will continue to hold potential benefit while protecting our community, by assessing approved remote technologies that can enable ongoing interactions with our participants.


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 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.

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.

Clinical Research Opportunities

People choose to participate in clinical research and trials because they want to take part in the advancement of new discoveries, because they feel empowered when they take a more active role in their health, or because 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.

Learn more about participating in a clinical trial.

Clinical Trial Directory

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

More Clinical Trial Directories

You can also use these resources to find a clinical trial at Duke.

ClinicalTrials.gov
Use this searchable database of publicly and privately supported clinical studies conducted at Duke and around the world.

ResearchMatch
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: (1) people who are trying to find research studies, and (2) researchers who are looking for people to participate in their studies.

Duke Clinical Research Institute (DCRI)
If you are interested in being contacted for future research studies when it appears you may be eligible based on 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.

Learn More About Clinical Trials at Duke
Contact the Duke Recruitment Innovation Center
MyResearchPartners@duke.edu
or
919-681-5698