Pediatric Clinical Research

Each day, families from Arkansas and nearby states participate in research studies at Arkansas Children’s Hospital (ACH). There is much for parents to consider before their children take part in a research study. This site will help you gain some general knowledge of what to know or ask to help you make the correct decision regarding your child’s participation in clinical research.

Each new and better way to improve children’s health is a miracle to children and their families. Research is the cornerstone of these health and medical care advances. For information on these or other clinical trials at ACH, please call 501-364-7373.

The National Institutes of Health has an excellent documentary video for parents with questions about enrolling their child in a clinical study. To view the video, visit their webpage at


Find Out About Opportunities to Volunteer for Research

Clinical Trials Webpage

You may search for currently enrolling studies by visiting ACH's Clinical Trials Webpage

Research Registry

To join the research registry, please visit

By providing us with your information, you are agreeing to be contacted about research. Joining the Research Registry is completely voluntary. 

Text Alerts

Join our text updates to receive information about currently enrolling clinical research studies.

INSTRUCTIONS: Start a new text message. Enter 411247 as you would a phone #. In the body of the text enter RESEARCH. Now send and you're done.

Message and Data Rates May Apply. Terms & Conditions at To stop, text STOP to 411247.