Find a clinical trials using My Research at Vanderbilt  Resources ». 

Clinical Trials are added through the use of StarBRITE.

Here is the URL:

At the top of the page on the left side there are the links "My Research" and "My Profile" which takes you to the tools with which you upload trial information.

This is done with IRB approval only which is handled by the tool along the way.

  • Log in to Starbrite
  • Click Participant Recruitment (photo) button on the top
  • Click Clinical Trials Registry button
  • If the researcher is the PI or contact his/her research will be displayed here.
  • Click pencil icon to take you to the edit page
  • Check Yes radio button for Show on Website?
  • Click Save at bottom of the page

You may also choose to search the National Clinical Trials Database ».

For information about research studies in the Division of Rheumatology, call (615) 322-4746.

What Is a Clinical Trial?


A clinical trial is a regulated, systematic way to answer a question related to health care. The results can range from finding a better way to detect or control a disease or disorder to prevention and cure. Also called medical research or research studies, clinical trials are used to determine the safety and effectiveness of new drugs or treatments for the people who may need them.

Patient volunteers are monitored for side effects by closely supervised and ethically designed trials. As with any medical intervention, there are potential risks that you need to know about before you decide to enroll in a clinical trial. Your participation may require visits to Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tennessee, and/or its affiliates. Any questions you may have about the study will be answered before you participate.

Why Participate In a Clinical Trial?

As a volunteer you have the opportunity to be involved in clinical research that may bring about advances in science and health care.  Volunteers are needed in all areas of clinical research, from trials in healthy volunteers to disease specific studies.