Academic teaching & research

Research at Soroka Medical Center

Clinical research is a leading driving force behind progress in medicine, and Soroka’s physicians and researchers are active participants in this field.


Our management attaches great importance to clinical research, and actively promotes research through the Center for Clinical Research and Soroka University Med Center IRB   which includes the Institutional Review Board (“Helsinki committee”) for Research Management.

Approximately 300 studies are approved annually at Soroka, and at any given time approximately 500 studies are being conducted. Many of these are carried out with close collaboration between Soroka researchers and researchers from our close affiliate, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev. 

At Soroka, research is conducted in a wide range of medical fields, and includes:

  • Epidemiological studies
  • Innovative studies initiated by our physicians
  • International studies conducted in cooperation with the world’s leading pharmaceutical companies

Protecting the safety, rights, and welfare of the patients who participate in clinical research is the highest priority when a clinical study is being approved.