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The Children's National Research Institute

Clinical Trials

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Advancing the Future of Pediatric Medicine

Children’s National patients have access to hundreds of clinical trials each year. Through these trials, our researchers are working to treat – and even cure – childhood diseases. ​

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At Children’s National, we’re actively conducting research and clinical trials to pioneer treatments and cures for childhood’s most devastating diseases. At our world-class research institute, we’re performing more than 1,100 clinical research projects and rank seventh in the country for pediatric funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). AAHRPP LogoChildren’s also has earned AAHRPP accreditation, which indicates that our organization follows rigorous standards for the ethics, quality and protection of human subjects.

The extent of our research program is not only exemplified by sheer size, but also by the vast array of specialties in which we perform our research. We’re leading efforts in the pediatric community to revolutionize treatments in childhood cancer, rare genetic disorders, developmental disabilities, behavioral disorders and surgical conditions. Our research, often performed through clinical trials, gives your child the opportunity to participate in studies that will develop new treatments that can directly benefit your child, as well as patients around the world who are faced with a similar condition.

Some of our recent breakthroughs include:

Enrolling in a Clinical Trial

If you are interested in enrolling your child in a clinical trial, you can search for open trials and/or speak with your child’s physician. To learn more about this process: