Join a Research Study

Find the Right Clinical Trial. For You. For a Loved One.   

StudyFinder is an online tool for volunteers looking to join a research study at UT Southwestern Medical Center. Users can search studies that are recruiting participants by specific medical conditions or by typing in terms to find studies that match their needs.  


What is Clinical Research?

Research affects our everyday lives – ranging from the medicine we take to what we learn in school. Scientists and volunteers work together to answer questions about health and illness. With the help of medical research volunteers, doctors and scientists can develop new ways to prevent and treat diseases. When doctors and patients work together to answer scientific questions about human health and disease, it is called clinical research. There are many opportunities for community members and patients to participate in clinical research here at UT Southwestern.

This video provides basic information about scientific research, the goals of research, and how clinical research differs from medical care.