Helping patients and their advocates

Part of CenterWatch's mission is to provide patients with access to essential health and educational resources to learn more about clinical research and participation as well as other organizations that offer information and support for a range of medical conditions.

Get the latest information on clinical trials

Stay informed about new trials with our email notification service.

Register today and begin receiving email alerts when new clinical trials are posted that match the medical or geographic area you specify. If you host a website or other online resources for patients and would like to share this service with your visitors, please add this link to your site:

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What is clinical research?

Learn more about the clinical trials process from beginning to end.

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Volunteering for a Clinical Trial

Important information about what to expect if you are considering participating in a clinical trial.

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Understanding Informed Consent

Know your rights and responsibilities as a study volunteer before participating in a clinical trial.

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A complete A-to-Z dictionary of therapeutic areas and other clinical research terms.

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Additional Resources

Health Associations

Search by therapeutic area to find contact information and links to hundreds of disease-specific health associations.

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Other Patient Organizations

Access a broad range of health-related web sites offering information on consumer health, diseases, conditions, and more.

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Community Blogs & Support Groups

Find a selection of online blogs and support groups for a variety of medical conditions geared towards patients and their advocates.

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