Clinical TrialsHelpful Links & Information

World-Class Research That’s Entirely Focused On You.

Clinical trials at Aurora Health Care are shaping the next generation of treatments, including brain tumor surgery using first-in-the-world technologies. Our accomplishments would not be possible without volunteers. Your safety and peace of mind are important to us, which is why we focus on your needs every step of the way.

The Aurora Difference

Nationally Recognized Clinical Trial Experts

Aurora researchers participate in national trials, bringing new options to people in the communities we serve.

Our research interests include:

  • Cancer-fighting drugs: We are testing new cancer-fighting drugs and new combinations of approved drugs. Aurora is one of a select few programs in the country participating in respected cancer clinical trial networks. Our participation gives you access to more options than ever before. Read more about cancer clinical trials.
  • Devices to help restore normal heart functioning: We are the only program in Wisconsin testing a new device (stent graft) that repairs the largest artery in the body (aorta). Stents are mesh devices that reinforce damaged blood vessels so blood can flow through them. Learn more about cardiovascular clinical trials.
  • Safer, more accurate surgical procedures: Our doctors are exploring ways to combine the best available imaging and surgical technologies to make brain tumor surgery more precise. Learn more about neurology and brain tumor clinical trials.


Helpful Links for Learning More About Clinical Trials

If you are considering a clinical trial, we provide you with all the facts and support you need to make a decision you feel good about. Find out more: Clinical trials: What to expect.

Many people also seek their own information. Here you’ll find links to websites on topics related to clinical trials. If you can’t find what you’re looking for, we’re always happy to help. Contact us.

Helpful links include:

  • Aurora research integrity and quality practices: Aurora is deeply committed to maintaining the highest professional and ethical research standards. Many of these standards focus on assuring the safety, comfort and wellness of all research participants. Find out more about research integrity & quality and our IRB mission statement.
  • CenterWatch: This website was the first to publish information about active clinical trials and continues to be a leading source of clinical trial information. CenterWatch is home to the Clinical Trial Listing Service™, where you can find information about clinical trials that are currently enrolling new volunteers. Go to CenterWatch.
  • Center for Information & Study on Clinical Research Participation (CISCRP): This organization is fully dedicated to helping the public and other groups, like policy makers, learn more about clinical research. The CISCRP Education Center can help you learn more about being a research participant. Learn more about the Center for Information & Study on Clinical Research Participation.
  • Learn more about clinical trials and find trials that are enrolling new volunteers. You can also review additional information, like links to publications and set up alerts to find out about upcoming clinical trials. Visit
  • U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA): The FDA is the federal agency responsible for regulating clinical trials. Read more about the FDA’s involvement in conducting clinical trials.
  • National Institutes of Health (NIH): This organization is part of the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services and leads many important medical research programs. These programs include research networks like the National Cancer Institute Community Oncology Research Program (NCORP) for cancer and StrokeNet for stroke care. Go to the National Institutes of Health website.
  • Genetic and Rare Diseases (GARD) Information Center: This NIH program provides the latest information on rare medical conditions. The center offers a directory of physicians with experience treating specific rare diseases. You can also find out more about clinical trial opportunities. Learn more about GARD.
  • Insurance coverage and clinical trials: NIH offers a detailed description of how insurers and organizations funding clinical trials (clinical trial sponsors) cover the costs of clinical trial care. Learn more about insurance coverage and clinical trials.
  • National Cancer Institute (NCI): provides information about cancer care and research from NCI – the U.S. government’s leading organization for cancer research. Visit

How to Participate

Find out more about ways to participate in research.

Become a Research Sponsor

You can sponsor original research or clinical trials.

Collaborate With Aurora

Bring our expertise and data to your research program.

Collaborate With Aurora

Bring our expertise and data to your research program.