Residents are encouraged to participate in research protocols and publish papers or present abstracts during their training program. The Nicklaus Children's Research Institute provides the infrastructure and services necessary for the hospital's clinical and translational research activities. While Nicklaus Children's Hospital, formerly Nicklaus Children's Hospital, is devoted to healing young patients, it is also working to make the future brighter for children with medical problems.
Clinical research studies, which test new diagnostic procedures, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, biologics and interventional procedures, as well as outcomes research are conducted by the Nicklaus Children's Research Institute. Departments that are especially active in clinical research include radiology, cardiology, neurosciences, nephrology, hematology-oncology, and critical care. Nicklaus Children's Hospital is also a full member of the Children's Oncology Group, a federally-funded consortium of pediatric hospitals and pediatric departments conducting a large array of clinical research studies to advance treatment of childhood cancers.