Clinical Research and Trials at Iowa

Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center
Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center is Iowa’s only NCI-designated comprehensive cancer center. Holden is working to discover more about the origins, prevention, development and treatment of cancer. Clinical trials are an important step in that process.
Institute for Clinical and Translational Science
The Institute for Clinical and Translational Science is home for clinical and translational science at the University of Iowa. This institute includes a highly functioning clinical research unit, services for investigators, and community engagement partnerships through the state of Iowa.
Institutional Review Board
The Institutional Review Board reviews and approves research at the University of Iowa in accordance with the Department of Health and Human Services and Food and Drug Administration to ensure the safety of all human subjects.
Iowa Research Heroes Registry
A registry for research volunteers that would like to participate in research at the University of Iowa.
Office of the Vice President for Research
The Office of the Vice President for Research and Economic Development supports the advancement of research, scholarship, and creative activity at the University of Iowa.

National Clinical Trials
The nation’s leaders in cancer research. Find information from the National Cancer Institute for patients and caregivers.
A database for privately and publicly funded clinical studies conducted around the world.
National Institutes of Health
The NIH is the nation’s medical research agency working to make important discoveries that enhance health, lengthen life, and reduce illness and disability.
ResearchMatch is a national registry that brings together people trying to find research studies and clinical trials, and researchers looking for volunteers.
U.S. Food and Drug Administration
A government agency responsible for protecting the public health by ensuring safety, efficacy, and security of human and veterinary drugs, biological products, and medical devices.

Educational Resources

The Health and Human Services Office for Human Research Protections created a list of videos and questions you should ask when considering participating in research.  

These videos contain basic information about research and will help you understand how research works, questions to ask, and things to consider when deciding to participate in a study.