Welcome to the Infectious Diseases Clinical Research Unit at the Washington University School of Medicine. Our unit provides infrastructure to assist investigators with conducting clinical and translational research studies. Our clinical studies provide preventative care and treatment of diseases while also advancing the development of new therapies and medications.

I love going to the ID-CRU because the staff is so friendly, helpful and passionate about their work. I wouldn’t go anywhere else for research. I have never felt better about my health since I my participation in the studies.


There are many reasons to consider participating in clinical trials. Volunteers often participate to help others and to contribute to scientific advancement. They may also receive the newest treatments, additional care, health monitoring, added attention from clinical trial staff and monetary compensation. Clinical trials provide an excellent opportunity to make a difference in your life and the lives of others.

Whatever your age, gender or background, participating in clinical research studies can be a positive and rewarding experience. The comfort and safety of all participants is our top priority. It is for this reason that thousands of people have taken part in our clinical research studies.