Research study volunteers are essential in shaping the future of medicine. Whether it's a clinical trial of an experimental medication, a comparison of different treatments or a collection of data from people with a similar health condition or genetic background, community participants help researchers translate scientific discovery into lifesaving care.

Research studies at Ohio State need participants of all ages – both those who are healthy and those with specific medical conditions. Here, you can register to be a research participant, browse research studies at Ohio Statefind out about cancer clinical trials and learn more about how participating in research studies and clinical trials may impact your health and your medical care.

Frequently Asked Questions

These questions and answers are provided by, a service of the U.S. National Institutes of Health. If your question isn’t answered here, call our HERO Line at 614-293-4376 (HERO). It is also helpful to talk to a physician, family members or friends about deciding to join a trial.

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