Are you interested in participating in research? 

Clinical trials have led to important discoveries that make our lives better. Baylor College of Medicine is always seeking volunteers for our clinical research trials. Baylor College of Medicine conducts clinical trials that give participants access to the latest, most comprehensive diagnostic and treatment options available. 

Become a Participant in an IDDRC Research Study! 

Below are some of the currently enrolling studies from our IDDRC Investigators. Click the links below to learn more or contact us

Study Title: Public Perceptions of Research 

Our research team in the Molecular and Human Genetics Department of the Baylor College of Medicine is seeking to learn how to better connect with families with individuals with and without special needs about research and would like your input! If you have any questions about this survey or the study, please contact Rodney Samaco at 832-824-8788 or  If you have additional questions about your rights as a research subject, contact the Institutional Review Board for Human Subject Research for Baylor College of Medicine & Affiliated Hospitals at (713) 798-6970.

Study Title: SPARK for Autism at Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Children's Hospital

Baylor College of Medicine (in affiliation with Texas Children's Hospital) is one of a select group of 25 research institutions across the nation chosen by the Simons Foundation Autism Research Initiative to assist with recruitment for a new research study called SPARK, which stands for the Simons Foundation Powering Autism Research for Knowledge. Selection as a clinical site for SPARK underscores Baylor's history with previous SFARI projects, as well as our strength in autism and genetics research. In Texas, the SPARK effort is led by Dr. Robin Kochel, Ph.D, associate professor of pediatrics at Baylor College of Medicine, and associate director for research at the Texas Children's Hospital Autism Center