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Avera Research Institute

2020 S. Norton Ave.
Sioux Falls, SD 57105

Participant Information

Before participating in a research study, you may wish to find out some more information about clinical research studies and the role of research participants.

Please use the following links to do so.

What studies are currently enrolling participants?

What is a clinical research study?

A clinical research study is a study designed to answer specific questions about new vaccines or therapies, or new ways of using known treatments.  View more.

What are the pros and cons of participating?

There are benefits and drawbacks to participating in clinical research studies.  It is good to weigh their significance before agreeing to participate.  View more.

What is informed consent?

Whenever you participate in a clinical research study, you will be asked to provide informed consent.  View more.

Where can I find more information?

There are many places online which provide information on clinical research studies and participation in them.  View more.

Currently Enrolling Studies

Breast Cancer
Collaborative Registry
The BCCR helps researchers study the factors that influence the risk of developing breast cancer.

BCCR details

Other currently enrolling studies


Avera Institute for Human Genetics

Avera IHG is the premier research program for psychiatric disease in the region.

Avera IHG details

National Institute of Mental Health Outreach Partnership Program

View updates regarding our partnership program and other available resources.