Find Clinical Trials
American Thyroid Association's ThyroidTrials.org aims to be the most complete, up to date, and easiest to navigate compendium of clinical trials for clinicians and patients with thyroid diseases on the Internet. The ATA Trial finder is your one-stop site to search multiple information sources at the same time - including well-known public and private information sources and trials screened by experts from the American Thyroid Association.
Founded in 1923, the American Thyroid Association is a professional society of 900 U.S. and international physicians and scientists who specialize in the research and treatment of thyroid diseases. The Association is dedicated to promoting scientific and public understanding of the biology of the thyroid gland and its disorders, so as to improve methods for prevention, diagnosis, and management. The Association fosters excellence in research, patient care, and education of patients, the public, and the medical and scientific communities. The Association also guides public policy about the prevention and management of thyroid diseases.
A clinical trial is a scientific experiment that is done with people who volunteer to participate. Like any scientific experiment, the conditions of a clinical trial are carefully controlled and closely monitored. For example, study volunteers must fulfill enrollment criteria in order to be eligible for participation. The criteria are determined with consideration to the validity of the research results and the safety of the volunteers. In general, the purpose of clinical trials is to evaluate the safety, effectiveness or best dosage schedule of experimental drugs or medical devices in persons having a specific disease or health condition. New drugs have to be evaluated before they are given to the general population. The safest and most effective way to evaluate drugs is in the format of a clinical trial.