Research Participants and Volunteers
Choosing to participate in a clinical research study is an important personal decision. It is often helpful to talk to a physician, family members, or friends about deciding to join a study. After identifying study options, the next step is to contact the study research staff and ask questions about specific studies.
So, what is a clinical research study? Although there are many definitions of clinical research studies, they are generally considered to be biomedical or health-related research studies in human beings that follow a pre-defined protocol.