UC San Diego Health is a hub for translational medicine, which is the delivery of scientific breakthroughs to patient care through clinical trials. Clinical trials may offer participants early access to treatments that will one day re-define the standard of care. Each year, we enroll participants in hundreds of clinical trials of promising investigational drugs, treatments and devices.
Excellent patient care is always available at UC San Diego Health, whether you choose to participate in a clinical trial or receive standard treatment. The decision to enter a clinical trial is always up to you.
Search for a Clinical Trial
Please note that these search tools are intended as a guide only and may not give complete results. Clinical trials information is updated periodically, so there is the potential that a trial listed as open on this site may not be open any longer. UC San Diego also conducts research studies that may not be listed in the
NIH database. For more information on research and clinical trials, see
Medical Services and locate the specialty related to your medical condition. On these medical services pages, you may find contact information for clinical trial coordinators associated with particular conditions.
Learn about Clinical Trials
Choosing to participate in a clinical trial is an important personal decision and just one of many treatment options available at UC San Diego Health. It is often helpful to talk to a physician, family members or friends about deciding to join a trial. If you would like more information about clinical trials and your rights as a research subject, you can:
ResearchMatch: Everyone benefits when you volunteer
UC San Diego participates in
ResearchMatch. Anyone can join. ResearchMatch can help ‘match’ you with any type of research study, ranging from surveys to clinical trials. You decide which ones interest you.
After identifying some trials that may be options for you, the next step is to contact the study's research staff and ask questions about specific trials.
UC San Diego Altman Clinical and Translational Research Institute, located on the UC San Diego Health campus in La Jolla, supports a wide range of clinical studies and may also be able to assist you.
Call the study information line:
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