The process of participating in a clinical trial depends on the type of research being conducted. A team, also known as site staff, for a given clinical trial might include doctors, nurses, social workers and other specialized health care professionals. The role of the site staff is to check your health at the beginning of the clinical trial, provide specific instructions and guidance for what to do during the trial, watch over your health throughout the trial and make sure that the study protocol is followed.
Based on your condition, some clinical trials involve more diagnostic tests and doctor visits than you might initially expect. The tests and visits help the site staff ensure that your health and safety are monitored carefully.
If you are interested in being considered for clinical trial opportunities, follow the simple steps below to register:
To determine if you meet all of the requirements for a clinical trial, a physical examination is usually conducted during the screening process. This exam may include:
All of the information obtained during the screening process is kept secure. If you qualify for the clinical trial, you will be contacted by the site staff to schedule any trial-related clinic visits and discuss your participation in more detail. Your participation is completely voluntary. So, even if you decide to enroll in a clinical trial, you are free to leave the trial at any time, for any reason.