Guide to Services

Initiate a Clinical Trial

The Research Management Office and Clinical Trials Department provides a link between pharmaceutical companies and the military medical community, managing single- and multi-site clinical trials. HJF expedites collaborations between private research sponsors and military researchers. We manage both small- and large-scale trials, some with more than 100 participants.

There are two general types of clinical trials:

1. Sponsor-initiated trials

This type of clinical trial begins when a field representative of a medical company contacts you to conduct a clinical study. Someone, either you, the sponsor or the Department of Clinical Investigations at your hospital, should contact the Research Management Office to begin the process of completing the regulatory, legal and practical aspects of the trial.

Companies that are undertaking pre-site selection should contact HJF to initiate the process. We regularly receive abstracts of proposed protocols from potential sponsors gauging the level of investigator interest in a study. When this occurs, HJF contacts the Department of Clinical Investigations at each of the military medical centers.

2. Investigator-initiated trials

This type of clinical trial begins with your interest in pursuing your own research. You should contact the Research Management Office or the Clinical Trials Department for help finding a funding source to conduct your trial.