Why Participate in Research?

Patients who participate in research have access to groundbreaking and cutting edge treatment, including:

  • new drug and device trials

  • new therapies and procedures to make medicine more effective and less invasive

  • more personalized care to suit the patient's specific needs

  • greater connectivity to their healthcare team, which includes research staff and physicians

And, as an added benefit, it is a way for patients to further serve their fellow Veterans by advancing science and medicine for future generations.

For Veterans who visit the VA exclusively, MTRI is a partner that can get them connected to new treatments by expanding the research portfolio of the VA R&D Program to include non-VA funded projects and trials. They can be assured that their information will be treated with the utmost privacy and security, and oversight of their participation will be diligent and thorough. Our mission ties into that of the VA as a whole- to provide the best care possible to our Veterans, a standard we hold as a top priority.

How Can I Get More Information?

Send us a message through our contact page and we will do our best to get back to you as soon as possible. Additionally, here are some other resources that you may find helpful:


VA Office of Research and Development

Here you will find information on Research currently being conducted at VA facilities nationwide, funded by the Department of Veterans Affairs. 



A database of clinical trials currently open in the United States and abroad. You can narrow the search parameters to your specific area of interest and location. If a trial is open at VA TVHS, we can provide additional information.