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Get Information for the Public, Researchers, and Advocates Related to NIA Clinical Trials

This page serves as a hub for information on NIA-conducted and -supported clinical trials, health information on participating in a clinical trial, and information on finding and joining a clinical trial.

Clinical Trials Information for the Public

Find Alzheimer's Disease and Related Dementias Clinical Trials

NIA has developed a searchable clinical trials portal where potential research participants can find studies related to Alzheimer's, other dementias, mild cognitive impairment, cognitive health, and caregiving. Visit the Clinical Trials Finder to search for trials in your area. NIA-funded Alzheimer's Disease Research Centers are located across the country and can provide information about the disease, support groups, and clinical trials opportunities.

Join an NIA Intramural Program Clinical Trial in Baltimore

Find information about clinical studies conducted by the National Institute on Aging Intramural Research Program in Baltimore, Maryland. If you're interested in joining a trial, email the NIA Clinical Research Recruitment Office or call 410-350-3941.

Clinical Trials Not Related to Alzheimer's

If you are interested in joining a clinical trial or study that is not related to Alzheimer's disease, visit

Learn About Participating in Clinical Trials

Not sure if you're ready to join a clinical trial yet? Learn about different types of clinical trials, benefits and risks of participation, and more, by visiting our clinical trials health information portal, and watch our videos of clinical-trials participants talking about their experiences.

Information for Advocates and Stakeholders

Ongoing Alzheimer's Clinical Trials

See a list of ongoing Alzheimer's and related dementias clinical trials supported by the National Institute on Aging, including: Early-stage Clinical Drug Development, Late-stage Clinical Drug Development, Non-Pharmacological Interventions, Clinical Therapy Development for the Neuropsychiatric Symptoms of AD/ADRD, Care and Caregiver Interventions. This listing is helpful for advocates and others looking for a high-level overview of current Alzheimer's trials.

The Baltimore Longitudinal Study of Aging

Find information on the longest-running longitudinal study of human aging. The Baltimore Longitudinal Study of Aging (BLSA) has been running continuously since 1958. Today, the BLSA is world-renowned, having generated thousands of scientific papers and made major contributions to our understanding of what it means to get older. Learn about BLSA history and findings.

Information for Researchers

Clinical Research Study Investigator's Toolbox

The NIA Clinical Research Investigator's Toolbox is to provide a Web-based information repository for investigators and staff involved in clinical research. The Toolbox contains templates, sample forms, guidelines, regulations and information materials to assist investigators in the development and conduct of high quality clinical research studies.

Information on Seeking NIA Support for Clinical Trials

There are several funding mechanisms available through the NIA Division of Geriatrics and Clinical Gerontology Clinical Trials Branch to provide support for your clinical trial. Learn about seeking support for clinical trials.

HealthABC Data Requests

The HealthABC clinical study made a unique contribution to the study of change in body composition and strength in old age and how these changes relate to underlying health conditions and nascent disability. HealthABC data is available to qualified researchers. Learn about HealthABC and how to apply.

Research Resources Related to Clinical Trials

Access research resources from NIA related to clinical studies by visiting the NIA research resources database.

Recruitment and Retention Resources

Find materials to support the recruitment and retention of participants into clinical trials and studies using the Alzheimer’s and Dementia Outreach, Recruitment, and Engagement (ADORE) Resources. Materials in this searchable, online collection include recruitment plans, communication materials, toolkits and guides, videos, and related research articles.

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