Explore Lilly Research Areas

Eli Lilly and Company unites caring with discovery to create medicines that make life better for people around the world. Those medicines come to life through clinical trials. Interested in joining a clinical trial? Browse our list of clinical research areas to see if a Lilly study may be a good fit for you.

Research Areas

Did you know that medicines are first tested in clinical trials? Clinical trials help researchers and doctors know whether an investigational medicine works, if it works better in some people than others, and which dose of an investigational medicine will be safe for the people who take it.

Did you know that millions of people participate in clinical trials each year? Clinical trials are designed to study investigational medicines for many different illnesses and medical conditions - from cancer to migraines, from heart disease to psoriasis. Most people who participate in one clinical trial say they would join another if given the chance.

Did you know that you might be able to participate in a clinical trial? Browse the list of research areas below to see if a Lilly clinical trial may be a good fit for you.

“Cancer” is a broad term that describes many different diseases in which cells grow or mutate in ways that begin to cause harm to the body. Explore the list of cancer research areas below or click the button at the bottom of this section to see a complete list of Lilly clinical trials for various types of cancer.

Breast Cancers

Leukemia / Lymphoma

Lung Cancers

Pediatric Cancers

Sarcomas

Solid Tumors

View Cancer Trials

Click the button in this section to see a complete list of Lilly clinical trials for cardiovascular or heart disease.


View Cardiovascular Trials

Click the button in this section to see a complete list of Lilly clinical trials for COVID-19 or visit the COVID-19 page to learn more.


View COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Trials

Explore the list of research areas for various diabetes conditions below or click the button in this section to see a complete list of Lilly clinical trials in diabetes.

Adult Type 1 Diabetes

Adult Type 2 Diabetes

Pediatric Type 1 Diabetes

Pediatric Type 2 Diabetes

Diabetic Nerve Pain (Neuropathy)

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Gastrointestinal (or digestive system) diseases include Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis. Together, these diseases are often referred to as Inflammatory Bowel Diseases (IBD). Visit the Crohn’s and ulcerative colitis page to learn more about what to expect in clinical trials for IBD. Explore the list of research areas for various gastroenterology conditions below or click the button in this section to see a complete list of Lilly clinical trials in gastroenterology.

Crohn's Disease

Pediatric Crohn's Disease

Pediatric Ulcerative Colitis

Ulcerative Colitis

View Gastroenterology Trials

Explore the list of research areas for various liver disease conditions below or click the button in this section to see a complete list of Lilly clinical trials in liver disease.

NASH (Non-Alcoholic Steatohepatitis)

View Liver Disease Trials

Neurodegenerative conditions cause damage to the cells in the brain or nervous system. Explore the list of research areas for various neurodegenerative conditions below or click the button in this section to see a complete list of Lilly clinical trials in neurodegenerative conditions.

Alzheimer's Disease

View Neurodegenerative Conditions Trials

Explore the list of research areas for various types of pain below or click the button in this section to see a complete list of Lilly clinical trials for pain.

Chronic Low Back Pain

Diabetic Nerve Pain (Neuropathy)

Headache

Osteoarthritis

View Pain Trials

Kids are not just little adults, and finding new medicines for kids requires specially designed clinical trials. Visit the pediatric research page to learn more. Explore the list of pediatric research areas below (designed for kids age 17 or younger) or click the button in this section to see a complete list of Lilly clinical trials for kids.

Juvenile Psoriatic Arthritis

Pediatric Atopic Dermatitis (Eczema)

Pediatric Cancer

Pediatric COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

Pediatric Crohn's Disease

Pediatric Migraine

Pediatric Solid Tumors

Pediatric Type 1 Diabetes

Pediatric Type 2 Diabetes

Pediatric Ulcerative Colitis

Pediatric Uveitis

Systemic Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis

View Pediatric Trials

Explore the list of research areas for various rheumatology conditions below or click the button in this section to see a complete list of Lilly clinical trials in rheumatology.

Axial Spondyloarthritis (Ankylosing Spondylitis)

Enthesitis-Related Arthritis

Juvenile Psoriatic Arthritis

Lupus (SLE)

Rheumatoid Arthritis

Systemic Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis

View Rheumatology Trials

Click the button in this section to see a complete list of Lilly clinical trials in weight management.


View Weight Management Trials

About Clinical Trials

The video series below provides information about clinical trials, such as how new therapies are developed and how clinical trials are adapting to new approaches in health care.

General Overview of the Clinical Research Process

This animated video is narrated by Dr. Jonathan Jackson, a clinical researcher and clinical trial participant, to describe how new treatments are developed, why people choose to join clinical trials, and more.

Basics of Clinical Trial Participation

This animated video describes the basic requirements for all clinical trials, how the safety of study participants is monitored, and how research is adapting in this modern era.

The Clinical Research Team Is Similar to a Sports Team

This animated video uses a sports analogy to describe the many different roles of people involved in clinical research, from study participants and their friends and family to the study doctor and study sponsors.

Videos used with permission. These videos were developed with support from Eli Lilly and Company by the Center for Information and Study on Clinical Research Participation (CISCRP). CISCRP is an independent nonprofit organization focused on educating and informing the public about clinical research participation. CISCRP is not involved in finding participants for clinical studies and does not conduct clinical research.

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