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Our Capabilities

The UCI Center for Clinical Research was built on the belief that running clinical trials should be a seamless experience. We work across the UCI enterprise to offer patients, investigators, and industry partners the quick and effortless support they need to participate in and run successful clinical trials. For patients, we seek to set the industry standard for world-class patient experiences in the clinical research setting. From the time you first search for study information in our Trial Finder to the moment you encounter our clinical staff, we strive for best-in-class performance. For researchers and industry sponsors, we offer access to specialists in study coordination, financial management, budget and contract negotiation, patient recruitment and retention, business development, marketing, statistical analysis, advanced diagnostic imaging, pharmacy compliance, project management, research nursing, technical and institutional navigation support. Our goals are to: 

Innovate – capitalized on opportunities by developing fresh ideas and innovative approaches to improving our daily work.

Accelerate – Work as a team of teams, driving process simplification, and standardization to surpass our study activation and enrollment targets.

Grow & Inspire – Set the industry bar for world-class experiences for each other, our patients and partners, and elevate our brand as high performers.


UCI Health Expertise:

Our devoted team of nationally regarded physicians and nurses, researchers and clinicians, educators and students are all united by a single calling - to improve the lives of the people in our community and beyond. We have hundreds of clinicians and researchers dedicated to innovating, accelerating, growing and inspiring new ways to address and treat disease. Their expertise gives us an edge in treatments and trials related to a full spectrum of diseases and conditions.

Differentiator 1: As Orange County's only academic medical center, UCI Health is uniquely positioned to advance medicine through leading-edge research and clinical trials. In close collaboration with the UCI School of Medicine, the medical center has direct access to world-renowned scientists studying a full spectrum of diseases including cancer, neurological disorders, and gastroenterological conditions as well as regenerative medicine.

Differentiator 2: UCI Center for Clinical Research is physically located at the UCI Medical Center in Orange, California. However, our clinical trials and research are conducted throughout Southern California.

Differentiator 3: Our devoted team of nationally regarded experts provides the most compassionate healthcare and research because we're driven by our passion for innovation, grounded in the best medical and scientific knowledge.


UCI Health is dedicated to supporting community providers, and we welcome referrals to our services. We offer resources and tools for referring providers and have a team of professionals available for support. 

Our nationally renowned physicians and healthcare providers are ready to care for your patients. UCI Health providers can see patients in our offices throughout Orange County and surrounding communities, or online via video consultation. We also offer second opinions and consults for clinical trial eligibility. 

To refer patients to UCI Health: Refer a Patient | UCI Health | Orange County, CA 


Learn more about us:

  • All Open to Accrual Studies - use our Find a Trial search facility to find a specific study for your patient. Study Overview: trial objectives, phase, inclusion/exclusion criteria.
  • Patient Safety and Welfare - Patient informed consent, ethical review, data confidentiality and more.
  • About Us - Support and resources available to participating physicians and their teams.
  • Our Services and Support Model - Compensation details and administrative support to streamline the referral and enrollment process including dedicated study coordinators and regulatory documentation assistance.