As a participant in a clinical trial, you are making a substantial contribution to finding new and better ways to help other patients in the future. In addition, some other benefits of volunteering are:
You may benefit from a new and better investigational medication which is not currently available to the public.
Any medical exams, tests and/or procedures that you receive during the study will be FREE.
You may receive additional attention from healthcare providers involved in the research and your medical care.
You may also receive financial compensation for your time and travel.
Free meals and care for the duration of your stay
About Clinical Trials
The development of an innovative new treatment is often a lengthy and costly process - all treatments will have previously undergone rigorous testing in the laboratory before progressing onto testing in humans.
A clinical trial is the term used to describe the testing of a new treatment or medical device to evaluate whether the drug or device is effective and safe for people to use. Other terms often used to describe clinical trials are drug studies or drug research.
Clinical trials are carried out under the strict supervision of fully qualified doctors, nurses and other health professionals and all trials must first be approved by an Independent Review Board (IRB). IRBs comprise both laypersons and professionals - their main concern is safeguarding the interests of the participants.