Clinical research is the process by which new medicines are vetted for safety and efficacy. The data from the research studies are used to help improve the knowledge and science of medicine.
Clinical research trials are open to anybody. Studies have specific criteria for who can join, but generally, do not require insurance and include exams and lab work at no cost.
Volunteers have a variety of reasons for joining a clinical research study. Including, early access to new treatments, financial benefits, and helping contribute to the science of disease prevention and treatment.
Our patients have a variety of reasons for joining a clinical research study. Here are some of the reasons we hear most common.