Clinical Research for American Indian and Alaskan Native Communities

CISCRP is committed to providing clear, unbiased, and culturally appropriate educational materials to engage and inform communities that have not been well represented in clinical trials.

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We developed this brochure together with members of American Indian and Alaskan Native communities, as well as subject matter experts who have experience working with these communities. This included receiving feedback from 500 members of the American Indian and Alaskan Native community through an anonymous survey.

They all helped make sure the topics, language, images, and design are appropriate and engaging. We also received feedback on how effective our brochure was for raising awareness about the importance of American Indian and Alaskan Native participation in clinical research.

This process allowed us to confirm that we are addressing the key concerns and barriers that prevent better diversity, equity, and inclusion in clinical research. This brochure was also reviewed by an Institutional Review Board (IRB), which is also known as an independent ethics committee. The IRB review ensures the brochure follows ethical guidelines for providing information about clinical research to patients and the public.

Topics include:

  • Why are Clinical Trials Important?
  • The Need for Diverse Participants in Clinical Trials
  • Why Have American Indian and Alaskan Natives Not Been Represented in Clinical Trials?
  • How American Indian and Alaskan Native Participants are Protected
  • Things to Consider Before Volunteering
  • Different Ways to Get Involved

How to Find a Clinical Trial

If you or someone you know is considering taking part in a clinical trial, this brochure is for you. It is intended to help you understand how to find clinical trials that are a good fit for you. We developed this brochure together with subject matter experts, patient advocates, and members of the public, to make sure the topics, language, images, and design are appropriate and engaging.

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This brochure was also reviewed by an Institutional Review Board (IRB), which is also known as an independent ethics committee. The IRB review ensures the brochure follows ethical guidelines for providing information about clinical research to patients and the public. The alternative text and accessibility features in this brochure were added after IRB review.

Topics Include:

  • What Clinical Trials are
  • How to Start Looking for Clinical Trials
  • Where to Look for Clinical Trials
  • What to Expect When Contacting Trial Staff

What is a Placebo?

If you or someone you know is considering taking part in a clinical trial, this brochure is for you. It is intended to help you understand what placebos are, and why they are used in clinical trials. We developed this brochure together with subject matter experts, patient advocates, and members of the public, to make sure the topics, language, images, and design are appropriate and engaging.

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This brochure was also reviewed by an Institutional Review Board (IRB), which is also known as an independent ethics committee. The IRB review ensures the brochure follows ethical guidelines for providing information about clinical research to patients and the public.

Topics Include:

  • What is a Placebo?
  • Why are Placebos Used in Clinical Trials?
  • How Placebos are Used in Clinical Trials
  • Will Participants Receive a Placebo
  • Are Participants Told if They Receive a Placebo

Clinical Research for People in Asian Communities

CISCRP is committed to providing clear, unbiased, and culturally appropriate educational materials to engage and inform communities that have not been well represented in clinical trials.

We developed this brochure together with members of Asian communities, as well as subject matter experts who have experience working with these communities. This included receiving feedback from 500 members of the Asian community through an anonymous survey.

They all helped make sure the topics, language, images, and design are appropriate and engaging. We also received feedback on how effective our brochure was for raising awareness about the importance of Asian participation in clinical research.

This process allowed us to confirm that we are addressing the key concerns and barriers that prevent better diversity, equity, and inclusion in clinical research. This brochure was also reviewed by an Institutional Review Board (IRB), which is also known as an independent ethics committee. The IRB review ensures the brochure follows ethical guidelines for providing information about clinical research to patients and the public.

Topics include:

  • Why are Clinical Trials Important?
  • The Need for Diverse Participants in Clinical Trials
  • Why Asian Communities Have Not Been Represented in Clinical Trials?
  • How Asian Participants are Protected
  • Things to Consider Before Volunteering
  • Different Ways to Get Involved

Clinical Research Participation for LGBTQ+ Communities

CISCRP is committed to providing clear, unbiased, and culturally appropriate educational materials to engage and inform communities that have not been well represented in clinical trials.

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We developed this brochure together with members of the LGBTQ+ community, as well as subject matter experts who have experience working with these communities. This included receiving feedback from 500 members of the LGBTQ+ community through an anonymous survey.

They all helped make sure the topics, language, images, and design are appropriate and engaging. We also received feedback on how effective our brochure was for raising awareness about the importance of LGBTQ+ participation in clinical research.

This process allowed us to confirm that we are addressing the key concerns and barriers that prevent better diversity, equity, and inclusion in clinical research. This brochure was also reviewed by an Institutional Review Board (IRB), which is also known as an independent ethics committee. The IRB review ensures the brochure follows ethical guidelines for providing information about clinical research to patients and the public.

Topics include:

  • Why are Clinical Trials Important?
  • Why LGBTQ+ Volunteers are Needed
  • How LGBTQ+ Participants are Protected
  • Things to Consider Before Volunteering
  • Questions to Ask Before Participating in a Clinical Research Project
  • Learn More About Clinical Research

The Importance of Diversity in Clinical Trials

Educational brochure about the importance of having diverse participants in clinical research studies.

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Topics include:

  • What are clinical trials?
  • Who takes part in clinical trials?
  • Why should clinical trials have diverse participants?
  • What is being done to improve diversity in clinical trials?
  • Testimonials from patient advocates
  • How can you find more information?

About the brochure:

CISCRP is committed to providing clear, unbiased, and culturally appropriate educational materials to engage and inform communities that have not been well represented in clinical trials.

We developed this brochure together with members of Black, Asian, Hispanic and Latino communities, as well as subject matter experts who have experience working with these communities. This included receiving feedback from 500 members of the public with these ethnic and racial background, who were of different genders and socioeconomic backgrounds, through an anonymous survey.

They all helped make sure the topics, language, images, and design are appropriate and engaging. We also received feedback on how effective our brochure was for raising awareness about the importance of diversity in clinical research participants.

This process allowed us to confirm that we are addressing the key concerns and barriers that prevent better diversity, equity, and inclusion in clinical research. This brochure was also reviewed by an Institutional Review Board (IRB), which is also known as an independent ethics committee. The IRB review ensures the brochure follows ethical guidelines for providing information about clinical research to patients and the public.

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Clinical Trials for Hispanics and Latinos

Educational brochure about clinical research for Hispanic and Latino communities.

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Topics include:

  • Why are clinical trials important?
  • Why should clinical trials have diverse participants?
  • Why have Hispanics and Latinos not been represented in clinical trials?
  • How trial participants are protected
  • Risks and benefits of participating in clinical trials
  • Other ways to be involved in clinical research

About the brochure:

CISCRP is committed to engaging and informing communities that have not been well represented in clinical trials by providing clear, unbiased, and culturally appropriate educational materials.

We developed this brochure together with members of Hispanic and Latino communities, as well as subject matter experts who have experience working with these communities. This included receiving feedback from 500 members of Hispanic and Latino communities through an anonymous survey.

They all helped make sure the topics, language, images, and design are appropriate and engaging. We also received feedback on how effective our brochure was for raising awareness about the importance of Hispanic and Latino participation in clinical research. This process allowed us to confirm that we are addressing the key concerns and barriers that prevent better diversity, equity, and inclusion in clinical research.

This brochure was also reviewed by an Institutional Review Board (IRB), which is also known as an independent ethics committee. The IRB review ensures the brochure follows ethical guidelines for providing information about clinical research to patients and the public.

How Can You Find More Information?

The following resources provide more information in Spanish and English:

Clinical Research for Black and African American People

Educational brochure about clinical research for Black and African American communities.

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About the brochure:

CISCRP is committed to providing clear, unbiased, and culturally appropriate educational materials to engage and inform communities that have not been well represented in clinical trials.

We developed this brochure together with members of Black and African American communities, as well as subject matter experts who have experience working with these communities. This included receiving feedback from 500 members of Black and African American communities through an anonymous survey.

They all helped make sure the topics, language, images, and design are appropriate and engaging. We also received feedback on how effective our brochure was for raising awareness about the importance of Black and African American participation in clinical research.

This process allowed us to confirm that we are addressing the key concerns and barriers that prevent better diversity, equity, and inclusion in clinical research. This brochure was also reviewed by an Institutional Review Board (IRB), which is also known as an independent ethics committee. The IRB review ensures the brochure follows ethical guidelines for providing information about clinical research to patients and the public.

Topics include:

  • What is a Clinical Research Project?
  • Why Black and African American Volunteers are Needed
  • Clinical Research Then and Now
  • How Black and African American Participants are Protected
  • Things to Consider Before Volunteering
  • What You Need to Know
  • Questions to Ask Before Participating in a Clinical Research Project
  • Learn More About Clinical Research

The following sources were referenced to create this brochure, and may have other useful information about clinical research, diversity, equity and inclusivity.

2020 Drug Trials Snapshots Summary Report | The Tuskegee Legacy Project: Willingness of Minorities to Participate in Biomedical ResearchThe Facts About COVID-19 Vaccine Clinical Trials Infographic CISCRP FAQ’sTuskegee University USPHS Syphilis StudyThe U.S. Public Health Service Tuskegee StudyThe Tuskegee Legacy Project | Research Participants’ Bill of RightsCISCRP Medical Hero Stories – Jameisha CISCRP Medical Hero Stories – Shauna