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- Office of the Scientific Director
- Office of the Clinical Director
- NIAAA Laboratories
- Laboratory of Behavioral & Genomic Neuroscience
- Laboratory of Cardiovascular Physiology and Tissue Injury
- Laboratory for Integrative Neuroscience
- LIN - Office of the Chief
- LIN - Section on Neuronal Structure
- LIN - Section of Synaptic Pharmacology (SP)
- Laboratory of Liver Diseases
- Laboratory of Metabolic Control
- Laboratory of Molecular Signaling
- Laboratory of Molecular Physiology
- Laboratory of Membrane Biochemistry and Biophysics
- Laboratory of Neurogenetics
- Laboratory for Neuroimaging
- Laboratory of Physiologic Studies
- Chemical Biology Research Branch (joint lab with NIDA)
- Clinical NeuroImaging Core
- Section on Clinical Genomics and Experimental Therapeutics (CGET)
- Section on Clinical Psychoneuroendocrinology and Neuropsychopharmacology (CPN)
- Section on Human Psychopharmacology (HP)
- Office of Laboratory Animal Science (OLAS)
- Research and Training
- Clinical Trials at NIAAA/NIH
- DICBR Organization Chart
Clinical Trials at NIAAA/NIH
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Search the NIH ClinicalTrials.gov site
Search for clinical trials supported by NIAAA at institutions around the country: http://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/?path=/browse/by-sponsor/NIH/NIAAA&recruiting=true
What is a clinical trial?
A clinical trial is a research study that uses human volunteers to answer specific health questions. Carefully conducted clinical trials offer an efficient and safe way to find treatments that work in people and improve health. There are two general types of clinical trials:
- Interventional – These trials test whether experimental treatments or new ways of using known therapies are safe and effective in controlled environments.
- Observational – These trials examine health issues in large groups of people or populations in natural settings.
At NIAAA, the Division of Intramural Clinical and Biological Research (DICBR) conducts clinical trials in the NIH Clinical Center. Through grants, NIAAA also funds clinical trials at institutions around the country.
We actively recruit volunteers to participate in NIAAA trials at the NIH Clinical Center. Participants in clinical trials benefit from:
- Gaining access to new research treatments before they are widely available
- Playing a more active role in their own health care
- Helping others by contributing to medical research
Participants in NIAAA clinical studies also receive:
- Standard treatment for alcoholism
- Motivational and cognitive behavior therapies
- Group and family counseling
- Option to attend AA or other self-help groups
Read a brief introduction to clinical research, including information on types of studies and what happens during a study. Find information about eligibility to participate in a study, risks and benefits of study participation, the informed consent process, and questions to ask when considering whether to participate in a study.
Access a glossary providing definitions for many of the words used on ClinicalTrials.gov.
Search for national clinical trials
Learn more about Clinical Trials supported by NIAAA at institutions around the country: