It is your right as a trial participant to have complete information regarding the clinical trial you are participating in. The FDA requires complete and accurate disclosure, which is provided through an Informed Consent Form. It is important that the Informed Consent Form is read thoroughly to enable you to make an informed decision about whether or not to participate. After reading the Informed Consent Form, and before signing, the research staff will ensure that you understand the clinical trial and all of your questions are answered. Once the Informed Consent Form is signed, you will be able to proceed with participation in the trial.
Participating in a clinical trial is voluntary and you may withdraw at any time from participation, for any reason.
During participation, information will be taken concerning your age, date of birth, medical history, medications and any other preliminary questions required for the trial you are participating in. You may also receive assessments such as a physical exam, laboratory tests, study procedures as necessary, as well as study medication. All free of charge to you and your insurance. During the course of the study, medical personnel will meet with you to monitor your progress.
Different clinical trials have different enrollment requirements. Some trials require people who are healthy, with medication restrictions and for specific age groups. Other trials may require participants who have existing medical conditions and/ or taking certain medications.
Please refer to our Current and Upcoming Trials link on our website for currently enrolling trials. If you are contacted by a research staff member, you will be asked several questions about your current health. If you meet the study requirements, we will schedule an appointment for you to be evaluated for potential participation. If you do not qualify for a specific study, with your permission, we may contact you regarding future clinical trials.