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Clinical Trials at UC Davis

Improving the Lives of Patients Everywhere

Breakthroughs that address the health challenges facing our world are at the core of our mission to discover and share knowledge to advance health.

UC Davis conducts more than 1,000 research studies annually with the goal of bringing new, effective and safe treatments to patients more quickly. Types of studies include:

  • basic science research
  • translational research
  • clinical trial research

The communities we serve help us achieve our goals by volunteering to participate in research studies that could lead to new and improved treatments.

In addition, UC Davis encourages diversity in its clinical trial enrollments, since the effects of diseases or conditions can vary with age, race and ethnicity.

What is a Clinical Trial?

A clinical trial is a research project conducted with people to determine if an investigational drug, device or procedure is safe and effective. Some other words that describe clinical research are:

  • study
  • protocol
  • survey
  • experiment

Be Informed

Each of the clinical trials websites shown in the “Search Clinical Trials” section below on this page has basic information about clinical trials, and about how you can participate.

It is important to be fully informed about the trial, and everything that is known about the benefits and risks of the research.

In addition, it may be helpful to discuss clinical trial participation with your physician, family members, or friends before making a decision.

The Benefit of Experience

When you choose UC Davis for clinical trials, you can be assured you will be involved in the most leading-edge research at an institution known for its quality of care and personal attention.

Our experienced researchers collaborate with our campus laboratory scientists to stay abreast of the most recent developments in bench-to-bedside research, giving you access to the latest medical advances.

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