Clinical TrialsWhat to Expect

Your Needs Are at the Center of Everything We Do.

From cancer to heart disease to multiple sclerosis, clinical trials at Aurora Health Care are establishing new frontiers in medical care. This work would not be possible without volunteers. Your safety and peace of mind mean everything to us, which is why we are committed to providing prompt answers to any questions you may have.

The Aurora Difference

Clinical Trial Experts

Clinical trials are research projects testing the safety and effectiveness of new treatments. More than 1,400 participants enrolled in clinical trials at Aurora in 2016 alone.

Highlights of our program include:

  • Dedicated support for clinical trial participants: Our team includes clinical research coordinators. These experts are registered nurses and research professionals who help coordinate your care. We are always happy to address any questions or concerns you may have. Find out more about our clinical research coordinators.
  • A history of leading-edge research: Aurora has a track record of establishing best-in-class care through clinical trials. Our researchers pioneered techniques for making heart rhythm disorder (arrhythmia) treatments more precise. Find out more about our history of research innovation.
  • Access to national clinical trials care close to home: We are one of 34 programs in the country participating in the National Cancer Institute Community Oncology Research Program (NCORP). Our participation in this prestigious research network gives you access to clinical trials for new cancer-fighting drugs in clinics throughout eastern Wisconsin. Find out more about cancer clinical trials.

Your Rights

Clinical Trial Participant Rights and Responsibilities

When you come to Aurora, you always have a say in your care. Find out more about your rights and responsibilities as a patient.

As a clinical trial participant, you also have rights, including the rights to:

  • Ask questions: You can ask our team questions at any time during a clinical trial. We promise to give you answers as quickly as possible. Learn more by reading our clinical trials FAQs.
  • Maintain your privacy: Your name and information related to your care (personal health information) are never shared outside Aurora unless permitted by law. Read our notice of privacy practices.
  • “Opt out” of the trial: Participating in a clinical trial is voluntary, meaning it is OK to change your mind.
  • Receive care that is best for your unique circumstances: We provide you with the best possible care regardless of whether you participate in a clinical trial. Even if you opt out, you still receive care tailored to meet your needs from doctors you know and trust.

You are free to act on your rights at any time. Just let your clinical research coordinator or doctor know what you need and how we can help.

How to Participate

Find out more about ways to participate in research.

Become a Research Sponsor

You can sponsor original research or clinical trials.

Make a Donation

Your donation can help fund critical research or help to develop new medical products.

Collaborate With Aurora

Bring our expertise and data to your research program.