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The Center for Information and Study on Clinical Research Participation (CISCRP) is a first-of-its-kind nonprofit organization dedicated to educating and informing the public, patients, medical/research communities, the media, and policy makers about clinical research and the role each party plays in the process.

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Our Mission

The Center for Information and Study on Clinical Research Participation (CISCRP) is a non-profit organization founded in 2003 and dedicated to educating the public and patients and to engaging these critical stakeholders as partners in the clinical research process. CISCRP provides a variety of award-winning and internationally recognized educational resources, programs and services including print and digital materials; media outreach and awareness campaigns, live educational events; study volunteer appreciation programs; patient advisory boards and custom research assessing patient health journeys and study volunteer experiences; and plain language clinical trial results summaries.

The Center for Information and Study on Clinical Research Participation (CISCRP) is a first-of-its-kind 501(c) 3 nonprofit organization dedicated to educating and informing the public, patients, medical/research communities, the media, and policy makers about clinical research and the role each party plays in the process.

For Patients, Caregivers, & the Public

CISCRP offers patients, their caregivers, and the general public an online Education Center to help them learn about clinical research and what it means to be a clinical research participant. Once you become educated on what clinical trials are, CISCRP strives to help you locate ongoing clinical trials through our free service called Search Clinical Trials. CISCRP also wishes to recognize clinical research participants as Medical Heroes. CISCRP invites those who have participated in clinical research to join our Medical Hero Community and donate to our cause.

For Professionals

CISCRP offers a portfolio of services to support patient engagement, clinical research education, and clinical trial participation for study volunteers, clinical research stakeholders, and sponsor organizations. As an independent, neutral, non-profit organization dedicated to patient outreach and education, CISCRP is uniquely positioned to assist with a variety of activities including developing lay language clinical trial summaries, organizing and running patient advisory boards, conducting research to better understand public perceptions about research, and finding clinical trials.

The CISCRP store includes brochures, videos, books, posters and other materials that you may order and provide to your clients and patients to help them understand clinical research. CISCRP also has many opportunities for professionals to stay involved in clinical research.

CISCRP is committed to engaging and building closer relationships with members of the public, clinical research volunteers, and clinical research professionals.