Participate in Clinical Research
If you are a faculty or staff member looking for help with conducting clinical research, please contact one of our Research Navigators.
Follow any of these steps to get involved:
1. Contact us.
If you are interested in participating in health and wellness research at Northwestern, please call 1-855-NU-STUDY to speak with someone about your interests and available opportunities. You can also email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
2. Browse active studies.
The Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine maintains a list of active clinical trials at the school and its clinical affiliates.
3. Register for a future study.
If you’re interested in being contacted for future research opportunities, you can join a research registry. Healthy people and people with illnesses are encouraged to register here. You can also visit ResearchMatch.org to sign up to be contacted by scientists across the nation who think you'll be a good match to their study. If you have questions or require assistance with using ResearchMatch, contact Ashley Sipocz.
Browse these links to learn more about clinical trials:
- Understanding Clinical Trials
- The Center for Information & Study on Clinical Research Participation
You can also get involved in clinical research through the following affiliates:
- Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago
- Center for Behavioral Intervention Technologies
- Cognitive Neurology and Alzheimer Disease Center at Northwestern
- Department of Preventive Medicine
- Illinois Women's Health Registry
- Northwestern Memorial Hospital Research Studies
- Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University
- Shirley Ryan AbilityLab
Directions for Participants
Northwestern Memorial Hospital Clinical Research Unit
251 E. Huron
10 Northeast Nursing Unit (10th floor)
- Take the Feinberg patient elevators to the 10th floor.
- When facing the hallway desk, turn left (east).
- Walk to the farmland painting.
- Enter the outpatient unit on the right of the farmland painting, and you’ll be greeted at the desk.
675 N. St. Clair
15th floor, East Side
- Take the Galter Pavilion elevator bank (LC-13) to the 15th floor.
- After exiting the elevator, turn left (east) into the patient reception area.
- Take a right and walk straight back to the sign indicating the Clinical Research Unit Patient Services area. You’ll be greeted at the desk.
Lurie Children’s Hospital Clinical Research Unit
Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago
225 E. Chicago Ave., 21st floor
- Approach the concierge on the second floor and let them know you have an appointment at the CRU.
- A staff member will come down to greet you and escort you to the CRU.