IQVIA clinical research

Find and learn about IQVIA clinical trials and patient communities. Plus, sign up for alerts for new clinical trials and community updates.

Let’s work together to find a way to prevent COVID-19

Study participants will receive coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) study-related care at no cost.

See if you qualify for a vaccine study

Clinical studies continue during the COVID-19 pandemic

The majority of clinical studies continue to move forward during the COVID-19 pandemic. Study teams are working closely with participants to ensure patient safety while meeting trial goals for successful clinical research.

Most healthcare facilities remain open in most areas, however many of them have changed their hours and have new procedures to ensure safety for trial participants.

Some study doctors may suggest televisits (phone or video call) so that patients can still attend scheduled visits without having to leave home.

If you are currently enrolled in a clinical trial, be sure to speak with your doctor about the status of your study and discuss any changes that have been put in place due to the novel coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2.

Participating in clinical research

Clinical research is vital to the development of new medical treatments. Clinical research is the study of medical conditions in people, which enables researchers to gather valuable knowledge to advance medical insights around the world. Without clinical research trials, advances in healthcare and medical treatments would not be possible.

Find out more about clinical trials >

Explore our patient communities

Gain insights into:

  • health conditions that interest you
  • related clinical research
  • experiences from other patients

Explore posts from across ClinicalResearch.com.
Filter by your area of interest.

For Potential Participants

Long Afternoon Naps May Be Risky To Your Health

Snoozing for more than one hour could increase heart disease risk, researchers say.

For Potential Participants

Frequent Hand-Washing Tough on Those With Eczema

Hand-washing is one of the best ways to prevent t...

For Potential Participants

Stress, Anger May Worsen Heart Failure

If you suffer from heart failure, try to stay cal...

For Potential Participants

In-Person Pregnancy Checks Won't Raise COVID Risk

Here's some reassuring news for pregnant women: I...

For Potential Participants

Can Eating A Healthy Diet Reduce The Risk Of Parkinson's Disease?

Sticking to a Mediterranean-style diet linked to fewer early symptoms of Parkinson's, study finds.

For Potential Participants

Help Your Child Cope With Back-to-School Jitters

Back-to-school season can be a time of stress for...

For Potential Participants

Telehealth Skyrocketing Among Older Adults

More older Americans have been seeing their docto...

For Potential Participants

Honey Is A Good Way To Treat Cold Symptoms, New Study Finds

Researchers say this sweet food works especially well on coughs.

For Potential Participants

Beware of Hand Sanitizers Containing Methanol

The American Association of Poison Control Center...

For Potential Participants

Is it Safe to Exercise if You've Had COVID-19?

What you need to know about this novel virus and the heart

For Potential Participants

Many Older Americans Staying Strong in the Pandemic

Older Americans are feeling stressed by COVID-19...

For Potential Participants

Is Telemedicine the Future?

An expert explains the pros and cons

For Potential Participants

Is Chocolate Really A Sweet Treat For Your Heart?

Eating chocolate at least once a week appears to protect the heart's blood vessels, study finds.

For Potential Participants

Even Mild Obesity Raises Odds for Severe COVID-19

Even mild obesity significantly drives up the ris...

For Potential Participants

Can Doctors Predict Who Will Be Most Likely To Develop Dementia?

Here are some key factors that may help reveal dementia risk, according to a new study.

For Potential Participants

People With Gum Disease At Higher Risk Of Certain Cancers

Tooth loss may also increase the risk, according to researchers.

For Potential Participants

Two Popular Fasting Diets Lead to Weight Loss In Patients With Obesity

Time-restricted eating may also improve certain heart risk factors.

For Potential Participants

Getting Your Daily Dose Of Protein From Plants May Lengthen Your Life

A more plant-based diet can also cut your risk of heart-related death, a new study finds.

For Potential Participants

Vaping Ups Your Risk Of Gum Disease, New Study Finds.

Just a few months of vaping can put you on the brink of oral disease, researchers say.

For Potential Participants

Can Marijuana Help Control the Pain Caused by Arthritis?

A growing number of Americans are using marijuana for musculoskeletal conditions, study finds.

For Potential Participants

Tactics to Change a Child's Picky Eating Habits Can Backfire

The study also found that picky eaters tend to have a lower body mass index.

For Potential Participants

How to Protect Yourself from the Sun's UV Rays This Summer

Tips on how to reduce your risk of skin cancer, the most common cancer in the United States.

For Potential Participants

Yoga Helps Fight Depression, New Study Finds.

Researchers say movement-based yoga helps improve symptoms of anxiety, stress and depression.

For Potential Participants

Eating Just One Meal High In Saturated Fat Can Hurt Your Concentration, New Study Finds.

Researchers say they were surprised by the results of their investigation.

For Potential Participants

Serious Bowel Abnormalities Found in COVID-19 Patients

Imaging scans show COVID-19 patients can have bowel damage, new study finds.

For Potential Participants

Could Interferon Drugs Help Fight COVID-19?

In the race to find treatments for COVID-19, the...

For Potential Participants

Laws Banning Texting and Driving Save Teenage Lives

Distracted driving laws can help decrease fatal motor vehicle crashes involving teens.

For Potential Participants

Drug Combo Offers Hope Against Advanced Bladder Cancer

A combination of chemotherapy and immunotherapy m...

For Potential Participants

Enjoying Dark Chocolate, Berries And Tea May Protect Your Brain From Alzheimer's Disease.

Flavonoid-rich foods help lower the risk of memory-robbing dementias, study finds.

For Potential Participants

Healthy Eating To Boost Your Immune System

5 tips to help you plan and prepare healthy meals during the COVID-19 crisis.

For Potential Participants

Does Marijuana Help Patients With Irritable Bowel Syndrome?

It may prevent long hospital stays and readmission, new study finds.

For Potential Participants

Will The COVID-19 Lockdown Lead To A New Baby Boom?

Fears over potential pregnancy problems and the recession may postpone family planning, new study finds.

For Potential Participants

Is Your Phone a Hotspot For COVID-19?

Researchers warn mobile phone users to decontaminate their devices daily.

For Potential Participants

Researchers Move Toward Once-Yearly Treatment for HIV

Researchers have reformulated an HIV medication i...

For Potential Participants

Rare Children's Syndrome May Be Tied to Covid-19

Symptoms of Toxic Shock and Kawasaki Disease Showing Up In Young Covid-19 Patients, New Report Warns.

For Potential Participants

No Evidence Found That E-Cigarettes Reduce Damage To The Heart.

Find out what e-cigarettes may do to your arteries and heart disease risk.

For Potential Participants

Marijuana Dependence And Mental Health Risks

Marijuana dependence can lead to poor mental health.

For Potential Participants

Romance During Social Isolation

Married and cohabitating couples face new stressors with Coronavirus lockdown.

For Potential Participants

New Polio Vaccine Promising in Early Test

A new oral polio vaccine promises to help make po...

For Potential Participants

How You Brew Your Coffee May Impact Your Heart Health

Choosing filtered coffee reduces the risk of heart attack and death, new study finds.

For Potential Participants

Your Diet and Dementia Risk

Certain food combinations may be bad for the brain, new study finds.

For Potential Participants

Could an Ancient Drug Help Fight Severe COVID-19?

As researchers hunt for ways to treat severe COVI...

For Potential Participants

Are More Children Than Expected Coming Down With COVID-19?

A new study advises hospitals to be ready for a possible influx of young coronavirus patients.

For Potential Participants

More Good News on Remdesivir's Power to Treat COVID-19

Preliminary data from two clinical trials using t...

For Potential Participants

Screen Time and Autism Risk

Greater TV and video viewing at 12 months linked to ASD-like symptoms at 2.

For Potential Participants

Family History And Colon Cancer Risk

Early screening based on family history can help prevent colon cancer.

For Potential Participants

Is It Allergies Or Covid-19?

Experts explain how to tell the difference.

For Potential Participants

Genetics Or Obesity . . . Which Plays A Bigger Role In Diabetes?

Weight is the most dominant risk factor for type 2 diabetes, new study finds.

For Potential Participants

Are C-Section Babies At Higher Risk Of Obesity?

Women born by caesarean-section more likely to face weight problems, new study finds.

For Potential Participants

Marijuana May Not Be A Good Sleep Aid

Chronic teen users may become adults who battle insomnia, study finds.

For Potential Participants

What's The Best Treatment For Knee Osteoarthritis?

A new study compares steroid injections to physical therapy for relieving pain and improving function.

For Potential Participants

Trials Begin for Potential COVID-19 Drug Remdesivir

A drug originally developed to treat Ebola is get...

For Potential Participants

Are Healthy Gums Just A Vape Away From Gum Disease?

Vaping may increase the risk of inflammation and infection in your mouth, new study finds.

For Potential Participants

How Many American Adults Are Obese?

The latest obesity numbers from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey.

For Potential Participants

Drug Shows Promise Against Aggressive Breast Cancer

The immunotherapy drug Keytruda might offer a new...

For Potential Participants

What Works Best to Ease Flare-Ups of COPD?

The best available drugs to treat sudden COPD fla...

For Potential Participants

The Latest Trends In Marijuana Use

More baby boomers are smoking marijuana. Women, too.

For Potential Participants

These Foods May Significantly Lower Your Risk Of Stroke

Fiber, fruits and veggies could cut your odds of the most common type of stroke.

For Potential Participants

Common Tech-Related Injuries

Do you have swiper's thumb or text neck?

For Potential Participants

Are Your Sitting Habits Increasing Your Risk Of Diabetes and Heart Disease?

Older women are sitting 8.5 to 9 hours per day throwing off their insulin levels and BMI.

For Potential Participants

Women Patients Still Missing in Heart Research

Women remain underrepresented in heart disease re...

For Potential Participants

What Is Toxic Masculinity?

And how does it impact the mental health of men?

For Potential Participants

Pregnancy And Paraben Exposure

Artificial preservatives used in many consumer products linked to childhood weight problems.

For Potential Participants

Sharing The Love On Valentine's Day And Every Other Day

10 tips to show your kids unconditional love and support.

For Potential Participants

Defining Early Puberty In Girls

The age of breast development declined significantly over the past 4 decades.

For Potential Participants

Teens And Sexual Identity

More high schoolers are identifying as sexual minorities.

For Potential Participants

Share Your Room But Not Your Bed

Important advice to lower the risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome

For Potential Participants

Smartphones And Distracted Walking

Texting, talking or listening to music -- what's more dangerous when you're on the go?

For Potential Participants

Vaping Can Cause Serious Skin Problems, New Study Finds

More burns, rashes and mouth lesions linked to e-cigarettes.

For Potential Participants

Should You Change Your Diet To Protect Your Heart?

Eating Red Meat Twice A Week Ups The Risk of Heart Disease.

For Potential Participants

45 Or 50 When Should Colon Cancer Screenings Start?

A new study suggests many cases of colon cancer are going undetected in young adults.

For Potential Participants

What Should You Be Adding To Your Diet To Help Stave Off Dementia?

Foods high in this antioxidant appear to fight Alzheimer's disease.

For Potential Participants

Is That Restaurant Menu Full Of Unhealthy Choices?

Most fast-food and full-service restaurants need to improve nutritional quality, study finds.

For Potential Participants

How Can You Inspire Kids To Work Harder In School?

The impact of praise versus reprimands in the classroom

For Potential Participants

Too Few Patients Enrolling in Cancer Trials

Enrollment in clinical trials that can potentiall...

For Potential Participants

Do You Know The Signs Of An Opioid Overdose?

More Americans are being urged to carry a potentially lifesaving medication.

For Potential Participants

Is A Bigger Brain Better?

Brain size doesn't always matter when it comes to aging and memory.

For Potential Participants

Undercover FDA Investigation Finds Illegal Steroid Creams Being Sold Over The Counter

Investigators recommend checking labels of steroid products purchased at foreign import stores.

For Potential Participants

Is Drinking Milk Good Or Bad For Your Health?

Drinking low-fat milk may show down your biological clock.

For Potential Participants

Treating Overactive Bladder In Men

Combining behavioral therapy with medication reduces urinary frequency in men with overactive bladder.

For Potential Participants

Cancer Cases On The Rise In Workers Who Responded To The World Trade Center Attack.

And for the first time leukemia incidence increases significantly, researchers say.

For Potential Participants

Anxiety Does Not Need To Be A Lifelong Battle.

Researchers say full recovery from anxiety disorders is possible.

For Potential Participants

Tea Drinkers May Live Longer

Enjoying green tea regularly may lower the risk of heart disease and death.

For Potential Participants

New Evidence That Sleep Loss May Have Detrimental Effects On Brain Health

A bad night's sleep may increase levels of an Alzheimer's biomarker.

For Potential Participants

Alcohol-Related Deaths On The Rise Especially Among Women

Nearly 1 million alcohol-related deaths recorded in US from 1999 to 2017.

For Potential Participants

Can Drinking Coffee Help Control Blood Sugar Levels?

Coffee consumption is linked to fat loss, but not improved insulin sensitivity.

For Potential Participants

Cutting Alcohol For Your Heart?

Abstinence May Help Prevent Episodes of Atrial Fibrillation.

For Potential Participants

How Common Is Pain In Children With Autism Spectrum Disorder?

Children with ASD have significantly higher odds of frequent or chronic pain.

For Potential Participants

America's Health Report Card

Life expectancy is down, teen e-cigarette use is up and health spending hits about $3 trillion.

For Potential Participants

Medical Marijuana and Mental Health Disorders

There's limited evidence that compounds found in marijuana ease symptoms of depression, anxiety and other conditions.

For Potential Participants

Winter Sports Can Be Risky For Kids

Young children who ski or snowboard are more at risk for skull fractures than adolescent athletes.

Find trials near you

Want more information about clinical trials near you?

Register to get notifications about clinical trials in your area.
Register to Receive Updates