What is clinical research?

  • A research study involving human volunteers to answer specific health questions.
  • Carefully conducted clinical trials are the safest and fastest way to find treatments that work for people and new ways to improve health.
  • Clinical trials are conducted according to a plan called a protocol.
  • A protocol describes what types of patients may enter the study; schedules of tests and procedures, drugs, dosages, and length of study, as well as outcomes that will be measured.
  • Each person participating in the study must agree to follow the protocol.

What are some of the possible benefits of my participation?

  • Gain access to new research treatments.
  • Receive expert medical care for the condition being studied.
  • Help others by contributing to medical research and treatment advances.
  • You may be compensated for your time and travel for participating in clinical research.

Why are clinical trials conducted?

  • To see if a new drug or device is safe and effective for people to use.
  • To compare existing treatments to determine which is more appropriate.
  • To study different ways to use standard (approved) treatments, so they will be more effective, easier to use, and/or decrease side effects.

 


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