Frequently Asked Questions

What is a clinical trial?

A clinical trial is a research study focused on evaluating the safety and efficacy of new medical treatments.
Treatments can include new medical drugs, new combinations of drugs, new medical devices or surgical
procedures, or new medical approaches.

Why should I participate in a clinical trial?

Participating in clinical trials are important in contributing to improving and developing new medical
treatments for the future. Additionally, the studies can help progress science and overall improve the health and wellbeing of others. Participants in the studies not only aid others, but may also receive the newest treatments before the general public.

Which trial can I participate in?

Your doctor can help determine which clinical trial is right for you. They may refer you to a clinical research
coordinator who can offer more information about the research studies that are available and suitable for
your conditions.

Is there a cost to participate in a study?

There is no cost to participate in a clinical research study. As a research study participant, you may be
eligible to receive a new treatment drug or device at no cost as well as compensation for your time in the