What is a Clinical Research Study?
A clinical trial, also called a clinical research study, is a carefully designed scientific evaluation constructed to answer specific questions about the safety or effectiveness of an investigational medication, vaccine, other therapies, or new ways of using existing medications. Clinical trials and research are conducted by doctors and researchers.
Studies often require a large number of volunteers and all types of people are needed for research; from those who have been diagnosed with specific diseases to those who are completely healthy. All volunteers receive detailed information regarding the risks and benefits of participation, and your health and safety is monitored closely in each study.
We welcome all questions and concerns you may have, as it is important to us that you are comfortable and aware of all aspects involved with being a research volunteer.
It’s also important to remember that if you are eligible and choose to participate in a clinical research study, you may leave the study at any time!