Norton Research Institute

At Norton Healthcare we want to make every life better. We want a stronger, happier and healthier Louisville community. The Norton Research Institute is dedicated to conducting high-quality, cutting-edge research that brings new treatments to those who need it and keeps our community’s medical providers at the leading edge of advancements and discoveries.

We protect the rights and well-being of all who participate in our clinical trials. We are dedicated to upholding the ethical standards in our research practices and demonstrate this dedication through our policies.  

Areas of Research at Norton Healthcare

Current open Norton Healthcare clinical trials

Current open Norton Children’s clinical trials

For Patients

One of the most common ways for patients to participate in research is through a clinical trial. You and your provider will have a conversation to help you decide if being in a clinical trial is right for you. It is important to know that experimental treatment is not the path for everyone.

Clinical trials are research studies that assess the safety and effectiveness of drugs, medical devices and other treatments. They aim to determine whether a new treatment is better than current options. Additionally, clinical trials examine potential side effects.

Not all trials deal with treatments. Some may focus on making better diagnoses or ways to prevent health issues.

Before human clinical trials, therapies undergo numerous laboratory tests to ensure their effectiveness and safety. Subsequently, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) must grant approval to conduct the trial on people.

For Researchers and Health Care Professionals

At any time, Norton Research Institute is participating in more than 1,100 trials and studies involving more than 30 specialties. Our active research portfolio includes:

  • Translational research
  • Phase 1, phase 2 and phase 3 investigational drug clinical trials
  • Device studies
  • Health outcome studies
  • Biorepository and bench lab research
  • Data collection

Researchers can get information about starting a trial, learn about applications and requirements, get access to policies and forms, and get answers to frequently asked questions.

Contact us

Norton Research Institute
224 E. Broadway, Seventh Floor (M-05)
Louisville, KY 40202
Phone: (502) 629-3500
Fax: (502) 629-3480

If you are participating in a study at a Norton Healthcare facility and have concerns about that research project, call the Norton Research Institute at (502) 629-3500 or email ro@nortonhealthcare.org for assistance.

Norton Research Institute is responsible for the application of and adherence to the medical research policies of Norton Healthcare. Norton Research Institute is not a substitute for the Institutional Review Board but serves as Norton Healthcare’s advocate to ensure that all research is conducted according to the policies of Norton Healthcare.

Norton Healthcare:

  • Protects the interest and well-being of participants participating in research at Norton Healthcare
  • Upholds regulations as set forth in the Code of Federal Regulations concerning research in human participants
  • Upholds the ethical guidelines set forth in the Nuremburg Code, International Conference on Harmonisation and the Belmont Report
  • Upholds policies as set forth in the Corporate Compliance Policy Manual as they relate to medical research

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