Research and Clinical Trials

National Research Program

The Lupus Foundation of America National Research Program: Bringing Down the Barriers™, aggressively seeks to advance the science and medicine of lupus and to improve the quality of life for people living with the disease. Our program employs a unique three-pronged strategy: lead scientific initiatives, fund researchers directly, and advocate for expanded public and private investment in lupus research. 

Clinical Trials

The Lupus Foundation of America’s Center for Clinical Trials Education (CCTE) is the resource for people with lupus and their families who want to learn about clinical trials. Our Center provides: a comprehensive search tool for clinical trials; points to consider before participating in a clinical trial, a guide to clinical research terms, the latest news on lupus and clinical research, and resources for additional information and support.