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Information on Clinical Trials at the University of Minnesota

Go directly to Current Clinical Trials on the Clinical Investigation Center (CIC) site for the most up-to-date information on studies which are enrolling.

Clinical trials, or clinical studies, take place in the clinic, a step after lab research studies. Clinical trials offer experimental treatments to patients that fit the criteria of a particular study and are used to determine whether new drugs or treatments are both safe and effective.

There is some risk with any clinical trial, just as with many medical procedures; however, all clinical trials are reviewed by an Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) before they can begin. Also, informed owner consent is always part of clinical trials, so before your pet enters the study you will be given all information up front and must agree in writing. In many clinical trials, patients must be treated at the clinic conducting the trial and may not receive study drugs remotely.

The Clinical Investigation Center (CIC) facilitates veterinary clinical trials and translational research studies which may lead to new drugs, devices, procedures and treatments for the benefit of animals and humans alike. Visit the CIC website.