What’s Involved in a Clinical Trial?
If you’ve never taken part in a clinical study, you probably have a lot of questions. Don’t worry — we’re here to take you through each step of the process so you can get the information you need to make an informed decision.
How it Works
When you participate in a clinical trial, you help move medicine forward and improve the lives of others. Take a look at each step in the process, and see how being part of a clinical research study can help others — and yourself.
The first step in getting signed up for a clinical trial is completing a screening call. Start by giving us a call, or you can fill out the pre-screening form, and we’ll follow up with a quick phone call to discuss your medical history. This will help us make sure you’re placed in an appropriate study. (The information you provide us is kept 100% confidential.)
After you clear the phone screening process, you’ll be invited to our research facility for a complimentary physical, including a health assessment and physician’s evaluation. We’ll also use this time to explain the trial details and go through the study requirements with you, like length of stay, necessary follow up visits, and so on.
If your results make you a suitable candidate and you’re happy with the study conditions, we will notify you of your acceptance into the study.
When you arrive, we’ll complete routine checks and screen a urine sample to make sure you meet the requirements of the study. You’ll be given a personalized schedule and study instructions to keep throughout your stay. You must continue with your schedule until your stay is complete.
As indicated on your schedule, clinic technicians may draw blood for analysis, check your vital signs, and administer the study medication. Our highly trained medical staff will be on-site to monitor your safety and comfort at all times.
Accommodations, recreation facilities, free Wi-Fi, and meals are provided for the entirety of your stay. You’re free to enjoy your leisure time by watching movies, reading, playing video games with other participants, or just relaxing. We want to make you feel as at home and comfortable as possible, so use this time to unwind and enjoy yourself.
Making Medical Advances Possible
Without you, we couldn’t conduct our research; and without research, medical advances simply aren’t possible. By taking part in a clinical trial, you could help countless people all over the world live longer, better lives.