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Clinical Trials

Do you want to contribute to on-going medical research? Are you interested in helping to evaluate new treatments or tests to improve patient outcomes?

St. Vincent’s University Hospital is at the forefront of cutting edge clinical research in Ireland and internationally. As a large academic teaching hospital, we strive to advance medical care for all of our patients by supporting high-quality clinical research opportunities – in conjunction with our partners in UCD – which will ultimately deliver more effective outcomes for our patients.

The hospital runs clinical trials in a number of different disease areas and is always interested in hearing from volunteers who are keen to get involved.

What is a clinical trial?

Clinical trials are research investigations in which people volunteer to test new treatments, interventions or tests as a means to prevent, detect, treat or manage various diseases or medical conditions.

What are the benefits of taking part?

  • You have an opportunity to gain access to a promising new treatment
  • If the trial treatment is proven to be better than the standard treatment, you will be one of the first patients to receive it.
  • You will be closely monitored by a team of doctors and nurses.
  • You may be helping others by contributing to medical research

St.Vincent’s University Hospital is a research-intensive academic teaching hospital and all our clinical trials are closely monitored by our team of doctors and nurses.

Want to take part? Or simply find out more?

Make sure you talk to your doctor or consultant if you want to get involved.


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