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Dignity Health currently operates five (5) internal Institutional Review Boards throughout Arizona, California and Nevada, providing oversight for more than 1,000 clinical trials across the system. An Institutional Review Board (IRB) is a committee charged with protecting the rights and welfare of people participating in research activities. The IRB reviews and approves research applications involving human subjects, provides ongoing oversight to ensure regulatory compliance, and assures that the risks to research subjects are minimized and participation by these subjects is done so on a voluntary, informed basis.  Learn More 

Find a Clinical Trial

Find clinical trials in the Greater Sacramento service area testing new drugs, devices, therapies, treatments and more below. If you are interested in participating in a program and that program is currently open to new participants, please contact the Research Coordinator listed for more information.

Understanding Clinical Trials

A clinical study involves research using human participants that is intended to add to medical knowledge. The results of these studies can make a difference in the care of future patients by providing information about the benefits and risks of therapeutic, preventative, or diagnostic products or interventions. Learn More