Neuromuscular Sciences & Research Center

What is clinical research?

The National Institutes of Health definition of clinical research is:

  • Patient-oriented research: This type of research involves a particular person or group of people or uses materials from humans. This research can include:
    • Studies of mechanisms of human disease
    • Studies of therapies or interventions for disease
    • Clinical trials or clinical research studies (see About Clinical Trials for more details)
    • Studies to develop new technology related to disease
  • Epidemiological and behavioral studies: These types of studies examine the distribution of disease, the factors that affect health, and how people make health-related decisions.

  • Outcomes and health services research: These studies seek to identify the most effective and most efficient interventions, treatments, and services.

Texas Neurology has a tradition of excellence in clinical research. Our physicians have extensive experience and are committed to advancing medical science through clinical research studies.