Patient Portal
Learn about how to participate in clinical studies. Contribute to your well-being and that of other Hispanic patients with your condition.

What is Clinical Research?

Clinical research is the study of health and disease in people to improve health and reduce the risks and complications of chronic and/or disabling diseases.
This type of research carries out two types of studies:

Clinical studies – those that observe health situations so that research teams can understand the problems and propose better solutions.
Clinical trials – those that implement and evaluate new treatments to better prevent, detect or treat a disease.

In Puerto Rico, the Consortium for Clinical Research, also known as PRCCI, works hand in hand with research teams around the island so that patients can benefit from these opportunities. We collaborate with different patient support groups, health institutions and other organizations to provide access to health research services.

Clinical research offers hope for many people. It’s an opportunity to help researchers discover better treatments for the future.

Clinical Research and You

Your safety is a priority in the investigation processes. In Puerto Rico, all research teams must follow the safety protocols and requirements of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and other regulatory agencies.

Your participation is always voluntary and you have the right to terminate at any time without penalty. Before you decide whether to participate in a study, the research team must give you all the important information about it, such as: benefits, risks, and your rights. If you agree, you will be asked to sign the informed consent form before beginning your participation.

It is very important that Hispanics and Latinos participate in studies and clinical trials. Your participation is key to advancing health equity.

Learn about the need for Latino participation in clinical research in the video by Dr. Adelaida Rosario of the Division of Scientific Programs at the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities.

Community Survey

At PRCCI we wish to provide you with more and better opportunities to participate in studies and clinical trials in which all Puerto Ricans feel comfortable and safe participating. For this reason, we are collecting information through the Questionnaire on Patient Perception and Opinion on Clinical Research.

By answering this brief survey you help us understand your needs to improve the health services available.

Our Community

PRCCI works hand in hand with multiple allies and together we try to ensure the health and well-being of our patients and their caregivers. We thank the different groups and organizations that accompany us in our efforts.

Chronic diseases

  • Puerto Rico Diabetes Center
  • Puerto Rican Diabetes Association

Neurology/Mental Health

  • Puerto Rico Alzheimer’s Association
  • Huntington Foundation of Puerto Rico
  • Puerto Rican Parkinson’s Foundation
  • Fibromyalgia Support Group of Puerto Rico (FATF)


  • Comprehensive Cancer Center PR Cancer Control Coalition (CCCPR)
  • HIMA San Pablo Cancer Foundation
  • I Can in Christ Foundation
  • Support Group Try Hard and Be Brave
  • American Cancer Society
  • Susan G. Komen Puerto Rico
  • Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
  • Puerto Rican Association of Hemophilia and Bleeding Conditions


  • Multiple Sclerosis Foundation of Puerto Rico
  • Puerto Rican Foundation for Rheumatic Diseases (FER)
  • Lupus Patient Support Network in Puerto Rico


  • Puerto Rico Voices
Patient Lives Impacted
Clinical Research Investigators
Clinical Trials Conducted
Clinical Research Sites