Clinical Study Participation
Choosing to take part in a clinical study is a decision that should only be made after you have a basic knowledge of how clinical studies work and if you would make a good candidate for research.
The health and well-being of our participants are the most essential aspects of clinical research studies. We believe that an informed participant is a happy and healthy participant. For this very reason, we work hard to ensure that you are informed. Meaning we will any answer any questions you have about the trial, our facility, or even more general questions concerning clinical research.
Choosing to take part in a clinical study is a big commitment and should be considered carefully. Picking the right trial may require answering several questions first, so we have compiled a list of topics which should help quell any concerns and provide further education for potential participants.
- What is a Clinical Research Trial?
- Why Participate in a Clinical Research Trial?
- Is there a difference between Clinical Trials and Treatment?
- How are New Drugs Tested?
Learn More About Clinical Trials:
- Stories from Clinical Trial Participants
- What Types of Clinical Trials are Available?
- Phase I Clinical Trials
- Phase II Clinical Trials
- Phase III Clinical Trials
- Phase IV Clinical Trials
- Glossary of Clinical Trial Terminology
- Alabama Health Resources
- Brief History of Clinical Trials
- Find Clinical Trials
Know Your Rights as a Participant:
- Your Patient Rights
- Patient Privacy Rules
- Informed Consent Agreement
- NIH Patient Bill of Rights
- Legal, Ethical, and Safety Issues