Clinical trials are research studies designed to answer specific questions about investigational medications that may benefit future patients and current research participants. The trials are designed to assess both the safety and effectiveness of a product and are carefully conducted under rigorous U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) guidelines.
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Make a difference - Become a clinical trial volunteer
If you have ever taken prescription or over-the-counter (OTC) medicines, your life has been touched by clinical research and its amazing clinical trial participants. Through the important clinical research process, medicines, medical devices, and vaccines are developed for those who need them most.
Clinical trial participation – What to expect
As a clinical trial participant, you can expect to:
- Positively impact the health of millions, including friends and family.
- Improve and educate yourself about your own health.
- Gain access to quality medical care and medications not available through other means at reduced, or no, cost.
- Receive financial compensation for time and travel.
When you participate in a clinical trial, you will be welcomed by our professional and caring staff who will guide you through the process and help you feel comfortable and appreciated as a research trial participant. You will visit the investigator (doctor) or other members of the study team for health assessments, physical exams, laboratory tests, or other procedures required by the study protocol. It is important to us that you feel confident about being a clinical trial participant. Please feel free to contact us to speak to a member of our team about clinical trial participation.
For a better understanding of the common steps of clinical trial participation, please take a moment to review the graph below. Although each trial is different, there are many similar processes and steps to ensure your comfort and safety, and to ensure we are collecting the best information for the trial Sponsor.