Clinical Trials

We seek to educate the public about how clinical trials work and the critical need to recruit diverse participants.

Watch an interview with State Senator Tony Vargas about his clinical trial experience here.

Multiple Two COVID-19 vaccine clinical trials are currently underway in Nebraska.

UNMC is looking for people for their Phase 3 trial. They are looking for folks who are:

  • 19 years of age and older;
  • Medically stable, with no changes to medications in the past two months;
  • Have NOT had COVID-19/Corona Virus; and are
  • NOT pregnant, breastfeeding or planning to become pregnant over the next four months.

For more information or to register, visit:

Meridian Clinical Research is looking for participants who are 12-17 years of age. If you or a loved one are interested in participating, visit

These trials are in Phase 3 which is when the effectiveness of the vaccines are tested. Each vaccine has already cleared the first two phases where safety is tested.

Quality Clinical Research is also participating in a COVID-19 vaccine clinical trial.  For more information, call 402-934-0044.

More trials are coming to Nebraska in the near future. Check back here for more opportunities in coming weeks.


The New York Times has an understandable Vaccine Tracker which includes a simple summary of the different phases of clinical trials.

Answering Key Questions About COVID-19 VaccinesJournal of the American Medical Association, October 16, 2020.