Find a Research Study
Research Study Registries
ClinicalTrials.gov is a registry that provides patients, family members, health care professionals, and other members of the public easy access to information on publicly and privately supported clinical studies of human participants. The registry is maintained by the U.S. National Library of Medicine (NLM) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
As of July 30, 2017, the database listed 250,804 studies with locations in all 50 states and in 200 countries with 43,908 studies actively recruiting volunteers. At ClinicalTrials.gov, you can search by condition/disease and where the research is conducted. The website visitor also has additional filter options, such as eligibility criteria and whether the study accepts healthy volunteers. Below are ClinicalTrials.gov links for studies registered from the University of Maryland.
Medical products can affect men and women differently. It is important that women participate because women sometimes have different side effects. A woman’s body also can affect how drugs and devices work. The The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is partnering with the NIH Office of Research on Women’s Health on an initiative to promote the participation of diverse women in clinical trials. To learn more about these activities, go to www.fda.gov/womeninclinicaltrials.