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Clinical TrialsClinical Research Center


Clinical trials provide an opportunity for for patients to access innovative experimental drugs, procedures or devices before they are widely available. 

Sarasota Memorial's Clinical Research Center is an exceptional study and trial environment with a highly qualified staff and an enviable performance record. At any one time, Sarasota Memorial physicians are involved in 30 or more studies, covering a wide range of disciplines, including cancer, cardiology and cardiac surgery, neurology, and pulmonology.

Visit our Cancer Clinical Trials page for information on cancer-related trials. To learn about other medical trials, send an email to Karen-gormley@smh.com or call 941-917-2225.

Institutional Review Board 

The Institutional Review Board (IRB) is responsible for reviewing all research conducted at Sarasota Memorial and works to protect the rights and welfare of people who volunteer to take part in human subject research. The IRB is guided by the ethical principles set forth in the National Commission for the Protection of Human Subjects of Biomedical and Behavioral Research report, also known as the Belmont Report.

Appointed by the president and CEO of Sarasota Memorial Health Care System, IRB members include physicians, pharmacists, nurses, legal counsel, community members, and hospital employees with diverse backgrounds.

If you have any questions about participating in research or your rights as a research participant, please contact our IRB coordinator at 941-917-6268. You may also contact the IRB in writing at:

Sarasota Memorial Health Care System 
Institutional Review Board
1700 S. Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, FL 34239

If you would like more information on participating in a research study, visit the Office of Human Research Protections website, which features informational videos, questions to ask, and other patient-centered information.