Building Bridges Between Health Care Providers and Clinical Research

Health Care Professionals (HCPs) have direct access to thousands of patients who they see on a regular basis. Patients often report having a high level of trust in their HCPs and a recent CISCRP study found 64% of the public believes people should learn about clinical research through discussions with their doctor and nurse…

Debunking Common Myths About Clinical Trials

MYTH
Some people who try to volunteer for a clinical trial are told by the research team that they are not allowed to be in the trial. The process seems unfair.

FACT
Clinical trials always have a list of rules (such as age, sex, what health conditions you cannot have) that must be met for someone to be in the trial…

Los Hispanos y la Investigacion Clinica

Si usted es una madre, padre, hija o hijo de origen hispano, deseará saber más acerca de la investigación clínica. Estos importantes proyectos de investigación ayudan a encontrar formas de diagnosticar, prevenir y tratar enfermedades para que los hispanos y todo el mundo puedan gozar de una vida más larga y sana en la futuro…

African Americans and Clinical Research

If you have ever taken a pill or been treated for an illness, you have seen the benefit of clinical trials. Each year, thousands of African Americans take part in clinical trials to help find ways to prevent, treat, and cure illness. Clinical trials help African Americans and all people enjoy better health…

Should My Child Participate

To protect the rights and welfare of children participating in clinical studies, federal agencies, including the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the National Institutes of Health (NIH), oversee much of the medical research in the US…

Should I Participate

A clinical trial is a research study involving human volunteers that tries to answer a specific health question. Clinical trials closely monitor people’s progress as they take part in the study of an investigational drug, device or method of treatment that has not been approved by the FDA…

Taking Part in a Clinical Trial

Every year millions of people make the courageous decision to participate in clinical research. Study participants form a partnership with researchers and health professionals, and play an important role in advancing knowledge about the nature of diseases and how to treat them…

Let Us Recognize and Thank Study Volunteers

All around us are Medical Heroes — volunteers who participate in clinical trials.

Medical Heroes take part in clinical trials to help determine if a medical intervention, such as a drug, device, or treatment, is safe and effective for human use…

Participant Bill of Rights

What You Need to Know Before Participating:
PARTICIPANT BILL OF RIGHTS

Any volunteer who gives his or her consent to participate in a clinical trial or who is asked to give his or her consent on behalf of another has the following rights…