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FAQ: ClinicalTrials.gov - Who Sponsors Clinical Trials?


Question: Who sponsors clinical trials and where do they take place?
Answer:

Clinical trials are sponsored by government agencies, private organizations, and individual researchers who are seeking ways to improve the health of people living with chronic and life-threatening illnesses. Sponsors include:

  • government agencies such as the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the Department of Defense (DOD), and the Department of Veteran's Affairs (VA)

  • pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical devices companies

  • individual researchers

  • health care institutions such as academic medical centers and health maintenance organizations (HMOs)

Clinical trials take place in a variety of locations, including hospitals, universities, doctors' offices, or community health clinics.

Additional Resource Information on clinical trials can be found at http://clinicaltrials.gov/info/resources


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