Research Goals


Within each of the active clinical protocols, real human needs are being addressed to bring research and technology advances into the clinic. Regulatory oversight is addressed through dedicated staff working with the individual investigators.

Leading the charge with the research community, the FES Center continues to expand and review these human subject programs for quality, consistency, safety and significance.



Accelerating the Translation of Experimental Therapies

To accelerate the translation of experimental therapies into “standards of care”, the Cleveland FES Center investigators conduct clinical trials. Clinical trials are organized studies conducted with individuals as research volunteers. The studies are designed to answer specific questions about new therapies or about new ways to use standard therapies.

When new treatments are designed, researchers must demonstrate to colleagues and clinicians how the new treatment compares to standard treatment. Once clear results are obtained, researchers communicate their findings to medical and rehabilitation professionals through research reports and publications.