A clinical study is a type of research that tests how well new medical approaches work for affected subjects. These studies test new methods of screening, prevention, diagnosis, or treatment to ensure they are both safe and effective for humans. Studies like these may also show what medical approaches work best for various illnesses or groups.

Throughout a clinical study, you can expect to work with a team of doctors, nurses, and other healthcare providers who will monitor your health closely. You may experience more medical exams and/or tests than usual and could be asked to perform study-related tasks, such as but not limited to taking an oral medication as prescribed or applying the topical investigational treatment.

Every clinical research study sets guidelines and criteria for who is eligible to participate.  

There are many benefits to participating in a clinical study. For example, you may be granted access to new treatment, if proven effective, before it becomes widely available to the public!

Even if you don’t explicitly benefit from the results of the clinical research study, the information gathered from your participation throughout the trial can help others. Volunteer participants are a vital piece to the process for advancing medical research. We appreciate your consideration to participate in a clinical trial.

Potential risks when participating in a clinical study include:

  • the new investigational treatments being tested may not prove to be more effective than the options already available.
  • a new approach may benefit other participants, but may not benefit you.
  • a new treatment could have adverse side effects or risks that doctors did not expect or had not yet discovered.

Depending on the research study, you may be compensated for your time as a participant in this clinical research study.

Yes, your participation in a clinical study is always voluntary. This means you may opt out at any time – before the study starts, during the study, or during the follow-up period.

For more information about current clinical trials and clinical research processes, you can visit the following websites:


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