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Clinical Research

Clinical Research Program

The Clinical Research Program ( has information about the program including various clinical research groups, personnel, events, FAQs, ongoing studies and training programs.

NIEHS at the Clinical Center

At the NIH Clinical Center ( NIEHS conducts research studies with patients who have autoimmune diseases. Studies are performed at the NIH Clinical Center, a hospital dedicated to the highest quality research, in Bethesda, Maryland. In some cases, subjects may be enrolled by their local health care providers.

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Clinical Research Unit

The Clinical Research Unit ( represents the NIEHS clinical research arm at the National Institutes of Health. Browsers may take a virtual tour of the center.

Join a Health Study or Clinical Trial

Want to help find treatments for many of today's illnesses? If so, join one of the health studies or clinical trials ( that are currently taking place at NIEHS. Participants should discuss with their physician if taking part is appropriate.

NIEHS Institutional Review Board (IRB)

The mission of the NIEHS Institutional Review Board (IRB) ( is to protect the rights and welfare of individual subjects and to ensure programmatic compliance with Federal, State and Institutional regulations. The IRB carries out its mission by reviewing, approving and monitoring all research involving human subjects within NIEHS Intramural Research Programs.

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Last Reviewed: August 21, 2008