Researchers at BRI are keenly aware of the expression "in vivo, veritas." Truth (veritas) in clinical research comes from testing in real life (vivo), not in test tubes. When laboratory and preclinical studies indicate a high probability of success, it is time to invite people to participate as research team members, volunteering themselves to help advance science and medicine through clinical trials, registries and studies of their blood and tissue. Whether testing a new drug therapy, studying a combination of drugs in a new way, or monitoring immune cells in response to a novel treatment, BRI’s clinical and translational research programs provide a coordinated system for the patient. Staff members help them decide if they want to enroll in a study. If they choose to participate, staff members work with them closely to monitor health, safety and changes in their disease profile.
Clinical research is not just for people with disease, but also for disease-free people who want to help advance knowledge. In a typical study, blood samples, tissue samples, medical history and other data from disease-free people are being compared with those with autoimmunity, such as Type 1 diabetes, to understand how healthy immune systems work compared with those with disease. BRI maintains registries and sample repositories allowing comparisons of thousands of individuals for a large variety of diseases, as well as healthy “control” participants.
Join a Biorepository - Learn more about how you can play a major role in medical science by donating your blood to medical science.
Find a Research Study - Explore our research studies underway to get general information about research projects at BRI, or to find out about opportunities to participate in a clinical research study.
Diabetes Clinical Research - The Diabetes Clinical Research Program at Benaroya Research Institute is an international leader in Type 1 (autoimmune) diabetes research. The program's goal is to help families with Type 1 diabetes by investigating ways to prevent diabetes, finding new approaches of diagnosing the disease in its earliest stage to optimize the potential for successful treatment, and testing innovative new therapies. Learn about our Diabetes Clinical Research Trials.
For Clinical Investigators - Information for our clinical investigators on clinical research studies.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ’s) - For more information about clinical research trials