Interested in a Research Study?

You can make a difference.

By choosing to participate in research, you are not only taking a more active role in your health, but also adding to information that may help others. A clinical trial also give you access to new therapies before they are widely available.

Is there a research study for you at Woman’s?

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You will be closely monitored.

Research studies are led by teams of medical doctors, researchers, nurses, social workers, and other health care staff. If you choose to participate:

  1. You will have your own research coordinator that you can contact at any time.
  2. You will have open communication with the entire team and your doctors.
  3. During the study, you can be certain your progress and well-being are closely monitored.


Clinical trials & other studies

One type of research study is called a clinical trial. These are scientific tests to find ways to safely and effectively prevent, detect, and treat diseases.

ohrparpwebbutton2smParticipating in surveys about your health or health knowledge or in a Clinical Research Registry helps us collect information across our whole community. Researchers may learn:

  • How behavior changes may improve health
  • New ways to use existing treatments
  • New methods to detect diseases and health conditions
  • New ways to improve quality of life for people with serious health conditions
  • New drugs or new combinations of drugs
  • New surgical procedures

Safety & Protection - Woman’s Institutional Review Board and Office of Human Protections

All research studies are submitted to the Woman’s Research and Development Committee. Studies involving human subjects are referred to the Woman’s Hospital Foundation Institutional Review Board for review.

Woman’s IRB leadership includes:

The IRB reviews the protocol, consent form, and all other documents for each study. Its main job is to ensure the study participants are protected and that the balance of potential risks and benefits is appropriate. The IRB conducts regular reviews of each active study.

Questions about a study?
Want to talk to someone about enrolling?
Suggestions or concerns about research?

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