OhioHealth Research Institute
How to Participate
Our access to leading edge clinical trials allows us to deliver improved outcomes and potentially save lives by giving our patients access to the therapies of the future, today. The information below provides ways to participate in these trials and therapies. It also answers questions you may have about clinical trials.
You can contact us at (614) 566-1250.
Find a Clinical Trial
We have more than 400 active clinical trials and research projects open at any given time. Your eligibility to participate will be evaluated by your physician. A clinical trial may be an option for you.
The list of trials many not contain the most recent changes. Please check with your physician.
Volunteer for Clinical Research
The OhioHealth Research Institute participates in ResearchMatch, a free, convenient and secure program that brings together people who are trying to find research studies and clinical trials, and researchers who are looking for volunteers. Learn more about ResearchMatch.
About Clinical Trials
Nearly all modern treatment options have developed as a result of clinical trials and research. This is how treatments that were once experimental become standards of care. Thousands of people are helped each year because they decided to take part in a clinical trial. Millions more benefit from others taking part in clinical trials.
What are clinical trials?
Clinical trials, also known as research studies, are designed to find answers to specific health questions. They often look at new drugs or a combination of drugs, surgical procedures or devices, ways to use existing treatments, and ways to help with the side effects of treamtent and add to one's quality of life.
Who conducts clinical trials?
Clinical trials are carried out by a team of healthcare experts who are dedicated to connecting you with the latest advances in care.
Key team members include:
- Your physician, who oversees your care and treatment throughout your study.
- Your nurse or research coordinator, who helps manage your care, provides information about the study, assists you in managing any symptoms and collects information about how the treatment affects you.
- You, the most vital and important part of the team. Your participation and cooperation will enable us to make advances in treatment that can be of great benefit for years to come.
Who can participate in a clinical trial?
Your eligibility to participate in a clinical trial will be evaluated by your physician. A clinical trial may be an option for you in combination with your current care plan.
How am I protected?
One of the most important goals to conducting clinical trials is to protect the safety of clinical trial participants. To ensure participants’ safety, all clinical trials conducted at OhioHealth are subject to careful review and approval by an Institutional Review Board (IRB) and ongoing quality monitoring. There are many laws and processes in place to protect your rights and health. Read our Conflicts of Interest policy.
What questions should I ask my physician if I am considering a clinical trial?
- Is there a clinical trial that I may be eligible for?
- What is the purpose of this clinical trial?
- Has the treatment been used before?
- Will I be able to get the treatment after the study is over?
- What is my financial responsibility?