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University of Iowa’s Human Subjects Office
The staff at the University of Iowa's Human Subjects Office has developed this web page to provide you with additional sources of information about participating in a research study.
Run by the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH), provides regularly updated information about federally and privately supported clinical research in human volunteers. provides basic information on clinical trials, including a glossary of terms, what you should consider before participating in a trial, and your rights as a study participant.
This site can be used to find a information about clinical research, including listings of clinical trials and new drug therapies in research and those recently approved by the FDA. The site is designed to be an open resource for patients interested in participating in clinical trials and for research professionals.

FDA’s Information for Health Professionals
This site is maintained by the United States Food and Drug Administration.