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Public Involvement with NIH
NIH engages in a wide range of outreach efforts, including nationwide events, requests for public input on NIH projects, and special programs designed specifically to involve public representatives in the clinical research enterprise.
Community Liaison Opportunities
The Office of Community Liaison has a long standing partnership with the Bethesda/Chevy Chase community, and is dedicated to serving the interests and well-being of the NIH neighborhood and its neighbors.
Clinical studies are medical research studies in which people participate as volunteers. Clinical research studies (sometimes called trials or protocols) are a means of developing new treatments and medications for diseases and conditions.
- Clinical Research Trials and You
Learn about clinical trials, how to participate, and how clinical research helps NIH advance science and improve health.
- Clinical studies conducted at NIH
Participate in clinical studies at the NIH Clinical Center.
- Nationwide clinical trials
Easy access to information on publicly and privately supported clinical studies on a wide range of diseases and conditions.
- Office of Advocacy Relations
The National Cancer Institute's Office of Advocacy Relations works serves as a conduit between NCI and the cancer advocacy community.
Healthy volunteers provide researchers with important information for comparison with people who have specific illnesses. Every year, nearly 3,500 healthy volunteers participate in studies at NIH. Learn how to become a healthy volunteer at NIH.
NIH Office of Science Education
Explore the Office of Science Education's resources for the public.
This page last reviewed on April 5, 2016