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What is a clinical trial?

The National Institute for Health and Care Research (NIHR) defines a clinical trial as a research project which compares the effects of two or more medicines, treatments, or procedures. The aim of a clinical trial is to produce high-quality evidence about the best way to treat a patient or the best way to prevent an illness from occurring. You can take part in a clinical trial as:


- A patient with a particular illness or health condition.

- A volunteer (a member of the public without a current illness or health condition).


We have several clinical trials on a broad range of topics taking place here at the King’s Clinical Research Facility. A snapshot of some of our active trials which are open to new participants will be updated shortly. 

If you’d like to see what our facilities look like where these clinical trials take place, please take a look at our 360 tour below: