How to Search for a Clinical Trial

If you are interested in joining a clinical trial, it is important to pick the right one for you.  There are several steps:

  1. Go to our Clinical Trials page.
  2. Enter a health topic, keyword, or phrase in the search box.
  3. You may also wish to limit your search to certain criteria. Below the search bar there are check boxes for age or gender.
  4. Once you enter this data, click on the search button.
  5. You will see a list of all studies within the Mount Sinai Health System that are looking for people who fit  the criteria you provided. A summary of the study, contact information, and eligibility criteria. Eligibility criteria may include exclusion and inclusion items. Exclusion items are qualities that researchers want to avoid, such as someone who is too old or young. Inclusion items are qualities the researchers need.
  6. The summary will also provide  an identifier, called a NCT number. You can use this number  to search This is the national registry of clinical trials. If you want more information about the trial, you can go to Then, enter the NCT # into the “Other” box on the home page.
  7. You can also contact the researcher for more information. Use the contact information provided. Sometimes the contact information is a central number that oversees the studies at many sites throughout the country. Other times, the contact information will connect you directly with the Mount Sinai study team. Please keep the title and NCT number handy to refer to when contacting either team.