Participate in a Study

Some people join health studies because they want to help other people or contribute to society. Others join because they want to play a role in discovering new knowledge, or because they hope a study might benefit them personally. Whatever their motivation, volunteer research participants are key players in the field of health research.

When you volunteer for a study, you help deliver the many benefits of health research:

  • Discovering the causes of disease and developing new treatments
  • Identifying factors that increase the risk of disease, and finding new ways to reduce those risks
  • Helping people change unhealthy habits and achieve or maintain good health
  • Improving the quality, accessibility, and affordability of medical care
  • Providing accurate information to public policy makers

CHR Studies Now Recruiting


Joining a study is voluntary, free, and does not affect your health care or coverage. Members often receive gift cards as thanks for their participation. Our research teams ensure that all volunteers fully understand and consent to any study before joining. Once you join a study, the staff carefully protect your confidentiality.


Learning Which Diabetes Medications Work Best


Do you have type 2 diabetes? Are you being treated with metformin only? If so, you may be eligible for the GRADE study. This study will test four FDA-approved medications, along with metformin, to find out which combination is most effective.

If you want to learn more about the study,

Please call: 1-866-206-2976
or visit the GRADE study website

Testing a New Device for Emphysema


Do you have severe emphysema or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease? If so, you may be eligible to join the EMPROVE study. This study will test the safety and effectiveness of a new treatment called the Spiration Valve System.

If you want to learn more about the study,

Please call: 503-571-6181
or visit the EMPROVE website

Providing the Most Advanced Treatments for Cancer


Kaiser Permanente members who have been diagnosed with cancer are eligible to participate in important cancer clinical trials.

Ask your doctor if you may be eligible for one of our clinical trials, or call the Oncology Recruitment Office at 503-331-6537.



Do you want to explore more research opportunities at Kaiser Permanente? KPStudySearch is a clinical trials and clinical research study search tool developed to inform patients, caregivers, and investigators about ongoing clinical research opportunities at Kaiser Permanente.