Clinical research is the main way that research doctors and scientists study disease in people. Research studies look at what causes disease, who is at risk, and how to prevent, diagnose, treat, and if possible, cure disease. In order to study disease in this way, people like you, who have a particular condition or illness, are frequently asked to volunteer to be a part of clinical research studies.
These studies vary widely in what they require of a volunteer, but their ultimate purpose is to gather knowledge that will help improve people's health and well-being. Participation in a study may benefit you directly, indirectly, or not at all, but the knowledge gained is important for furthering advances in diagnosis and treatment.
Here are some current clinical studies & trials that deal with lupus. Click on each image to learn more about that particular study / trial.