Children's Hospital Boston has a long, distinguished tradition in clinical research, providing a foundation of experience and expertise across all of our departments, divisions and programs. The collaboration between clinical researchers and basic scientists has resulted in remarkable advances in child health, making Children's one of the leading pediatric research institutions in the world. Our researchers have pioneered breakthrough discoveries in polio, pediatric remission of acute leukemia and in the field of angiogenesis, in which blood vessels play an important role in the growth of tumors.
Clinical researchers at Children's Hospital Boston are committed to identifying new approaches to prevention, diagnosis and treatment of childhood diseases and to promoting the health and well-being of children. Clinical research is supported by funding from federal, non-profit, and corporate sponsors as well as by several specialized programs and services established by the hospital.
Learn more about clinical research and children, including the importance of clinical trials in pediatrics, getting started in a study, and what happens after a study.
Find a Clinical Trial
The ongoing clinical trials at Children's Hospital are designed to study therapies and treatments that will help to improve the health of children.
Interactive Parent Guide to Clinical Research
The Parents' Guide to Medical Research is an interactive website designed to help parents ask questions and gather information that will be useful in deciding whether or not to give permission for their child to be in a research study. The website includes a series of video clips and textual material addressing common issues in pediatric research; a glossary of terms; "frequently asked questions;" and a feature that allows parents to create and print out a list of questions for the research team.
The Clinical Research Center
A multidisciplinary research program providing clinical investigators with technical and methodological support for the design, conduct, and analysis of clinical research studies. Funding for the CTSU services is from the Harvard Catalyst which is a part of Harvard's affiliate-wide effort to facilitate laboratory-to-bedside translational research and to encourage researcher collaboration.
Office of Clinical Investigation
Reviews all research activities involving human subjects in order to protect the rights and welfare of human research subjects participating in research activities conducted at or supported by Children's Hospital Boston. Institutional Review Board (IRB)
Office of Corporate Sponsored Research
A research administration office providing expertise for the development of industry-sponsored clinical trials and industry-sponsored research.
We invite your comments
Children's Hospital Boston is interested in hearing your comments, answering your questions and responding to any concerns regarding clinical research at Children's. If you would like further information about the type of clinical research performed at the hospital or have suggestions, questions or concerns regarding clinical research you may send an email to email@example.com or call 617 355-7052 between the hours of 8:30and 5:00.