Scientific research involves gathering data, information or facts in order to advance knowledge. At the Schroeder Institute, our research studies focus on tobacco use. All the studies listed on this site are clinical studies, meaning they involve human volunteers.
There are strict rules for research studies, which are monitored by federal agencies such as the National Institutes of Health and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Some research studies involve promising treatments that may directly benefit you or others.
(Adapted from the NIH Clinical Center: http://clinicalcenter.nih.gov/participate/faqaboutcs.shtml)