Clinical Research

Today's research leads to tomorrow's care.

Novant Health is dedicated to the pursuit of new ways to prevent, detect, treat, and cure medical conditions. Clinical research answers questions and moves us forward. Our clinical trials help uncover new medicines, drug combinations, medical devices, therapies, and surgeries. They also lead to innovations in existing treatments and reducing their side effects. 

And, you don’t have to travel far to access a Novant Health clinical research center — our groundbreaking clinical research is available across North Carolina.

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Advance healthcare in your community.

When you participate in a clinical trial, you can expand your treatment options and potentially help save lives in the future.

A multidisciplinary approach to success

Since 1987, the experienced clinical research coordinators at Novant Health have been leading the search for improvements to the care you need. Our research specialists collaborate across diverse specialties to achieve innovative breakthroughs.

Early phase clinical cancer research
Imaging technologies
Medical device studies
Surgical procedures
Pediatric studies

Contact Clinical Research.

Contact us to learn more about partnering with us as a clinical research participant, researcher, or sponsor, or to refer a potential research candidate.

Institutional Review Boards

Checks & balances for your peace of mind

Novant Health clinical research is governed by institutional review boards; each main research medical center has an institutional review board. Any clinical research we conduct involving volunteer participants must be reviewed and approved by an institutional review board. A medical center’s review board may defer review to external boards on a case-by-case basis. Each board’s mission is to: 

  • Protect the rights, dignity, privacy, and welfare of our medical research participants 
  • Ensure clinical trial participants are informed appropriately 
  • Uphold legal and ethical standards of conduct 

Institutional review boards are made up of experienced: 

  • Physicians 
  • Nurses 
  • Pharmacists 
  • Other Novant Health team members 
  • Community representatives


If you have questions about your rights as a Novant Health clinical research study participant, please contact the institutional review board. 

Committed to your health & success

Our research studies are fully compliant with Novant Health’s own policies and procedures as well as the following organizations’ guidelines. 

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Together, we can make history.

Has clinical research made an impact on your life? Interested in giving back or helping make cures possible? Your generosity makes a difference.