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Researchers are working hard to identify new treatments and strategies to improve health and to understand the diseases that make us sick, but in order to succeed they need both healthy research participants and participants with medical conditions. 

You can make a difference by participating in research. Health research ranges from simple questionnaires and screenings to clinical research studies (trials) of investigational drugs and devices.

Join us in discovery.  

There are three ways for you to learn more and get involved: You can see Current Studies at UKjoin ResearchMatchwhich connects potential volunteers with researchers, and you can Learn more about participating in research studies. 

Get Involved Today!

If you have questions about participating in research or current studies at UK, please contact us at or call 859 257-7856 or 859 323-8150.

Learn More About Participating in Research

Understanding Clinical Research Studies (Trials)
Frequently Asked Questions
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Research Participant Protection
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Research Opportunities:

Current Studies@UK
Markey Cancer Center Trials
Sanders Brown Center on Aging Trials
Neurology Current Clinical Studies

UK Research Videos: 

The Importance of Clinical Trials at the University of Kentucky 
This is Part 1 of a UKNow In Depth series on clinical research at the University of Kentucky. Hear why clinical trials are so important to medicine at UK, across the Commonwealth and around the world from UK faculty, staff and Kentuckians who are participants in trials through the Center for Clinical and Translational Science (CCTS).


UK Researchers Dispel Myths of Clinical Trials
There are many myths when it comes to clinical trials. In the second video in the UKNow In Depth series, researchers and participants dispel those myths to show how valuable clinical trials are to medical advancement at UK and beyond.



Kentuckians Give Back, Fight Disease By Participating in Clinical Trials
There can be many benefits to participating in clinical trials at the University of Kentucky. Watch two participants' stories to hear what it's like and why they are both happy they took part.

Research at the University of Kentucky Thrives Thanks to Clinical Trials
Without clinical trials, researchers say medical advancement would simply stop.

Clinical Trials at UK Help the Entire State of Kentucky
Clinical trials don't just take place in Lexington. Researchers are going out throughout the Bluegrass state to find new ways to treat the health and social problems that plague Kentuckians. Watch this video to see how research at UK is changing the lives people beyond the city of Lexington.

Questions about research studies?
Please contact
Roxane Poskin

Questions about your
rights as a participant?

Please contact the
Office of Research Integrity
at 859-257-9428 or