Research information for Patients/Families

Supporting research designed to improve the understanding, prevention, diagnosis or treatment of childhood diseases is a key component of a top pediatric hospital.

Our current research – in conjunction with UT Southwestern – is recognized for numerous programs including those devoted to cancer, cardiothoracic surgery, neonatology, kidney disease, infectious disease, pharmacology, sickle cell disease, and psychiatry. Children’s is home to groundbreaking science and clinical research in numerous areas.

We hope the Glossary of Terms, FAQs, and resources provided here will help individuals interested in taking part in a study gather information about clinical research so that they can decide whether or not to take part.

The website includes information about clinical research, the oversight of clinical research at Children’s and resources from other websites that contain information that may be of interest. We hope you find information on this site helpful as you think about enrolling your child or yourself in a clinical research study.