Do you know someone who could use a faster cure?

We have all been touched by disease, whether our family members', our loved ones', or our own. We all know that feeling of waiting...hoping the treatments we have work, and the ones we don't are coming soon enough to make a difference.

These aren't just patients, they're people - real people with real lives and real stories.  

Tell us yours


What is a clinical trial?

A form of clinical research that involves people like you. People who volunteer to participate enroll in carefully conducted investigations that ultimately uncover better ways to treat, prevent, diagnose, and understand human disease. Learn more here.

Why should I participate?

Patient participation is key to finding faster cures. Clinical trials are vital to understanding diseases as well as helping cure them. They offer hope for many people and an opportunity to help researchers find better treatments for others in the future. Patient participation gives researchers the tools they need to move life-saving discoveries out of the lab to patients.

Do I have to suffer from a disease to participate?

No. Each clinical trial has its own goals and calls for a unique set of participants to meet those goals. Healthy volunteers are often needed to provide researchers with important information for comparison with people who have specific illnesses.

To learn more about the benefits of participating in clinical trials and how to find the right one for you, visit:  

Other useful trial-matching services include:

Army of Women | Patients Like Me | Fox Trial Finder | Alzheimer's Association Trial Match | ACS Clinical Trials Matching Services | The Alzheimers Prevention Registry

Research!America's Sequestration Report
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The Global Biomedical Industry: Preserving U.S. Leadership
NIH State Information Factsheets

We're at the dawn of a new scientific revolution that could improve lives in America and around the world. But even as the outlook for science has never been brighter, the prospects for funding are seriously challenged. Cuts to our national investment in basic and translational science would be devastating to the country and to the world, causing unnecessary suffering and death, counteracting years of research advances and stalling the U.S. economy.

Investments in scientific research, particularly in bioscience, offer the greatest potential returns and serve as the best economic stimulus any nation can make.

Here are a few ways you can reaffirm your commitment to science:

Sequestration Station: This site includes the latest news, resources, facts, and FAQs about the potentially devastating funding cuts to medical research that threaten progress against life-threatening diseases.

Your Candidates. Your Health: Medical research matters to Americans. Does it matter to your candidates? Check out this voter education resource from Research! America to learn more and get involved.

NIH by State: National Institutes of Health funding is a source of employment and economic activity across the country. Check out this United for Medical Research Tool to find out how many jobs in your state are supported by NIH extramural research grants.

Sequestration Action Zone: Includes talking points and templates from Coalition for the Life Sciences about what sequestration is and what can be done.