Join a Study

Some people join health studies because they want to help other people or contribute to society. Others join because they want to play a role in discovering new knowledge, or because they feel a particular study might benefit them personally.

The friendly staff in our research clinic ensure that all volunteers fully understand and consent to any study before joining. Once you join a study, the staff carefully protect your confidentiality. They also strive to make your clinic visits pleasant as well as thorough.  Read more >>

CHR Studies Now Recruiting

Joining a study is voluntary, free, and does not affect your health care or coverage. Members often receive gift cards as thanks for their participation. Current study openings and contact information are listed here.

Preparing for a Healthy Pregnancy
Are you looking for ways to lose weight and improve your health before you become pregnant? If so, you may want to know about a new research study called Prepare that is open to overweight women who are thinking about becoming pregnant in the next two years. If you want to learn more about the study, call 503-335-6613 or 1-866-450-4940 or visit the Prepare website.

Learning Which Diabetes Medications Work Best
Do you have type 2 diabetes? Are you being treated with metformin only? If so, you may be eligible for the GRADE study. This study will test four FDA-approved medications, along with metformin, to find out which combination is most effective. If you would like to learn more about the study, please call 1-866-206-2976 or go online to the GRADE study website.

Testing a New Device for Emphysema
Do you have severe emphysema or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease? If so, you may be eligible to join the EMPROVE study. This study will test the safety and effectiveness of a new treatment called the Spiration Valve System. If you want to know more about the study, please call 503-571-6181 or go online to the EMPROVE website.

Providing the Most Advanced Treatments for Cancer

Kaiser Permanente members who have been diagnosed with cancer are eligible to participate in important cancer clinical trials. Ask your doctor if you may be eligible for one of our clinical trials or call the Oncology Recruitment Office at 503-331-6537.

Current Studies


Disclaimer: We update this information regularly but study recruitment may close between updates.



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