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Frequently Asked Questions

What is a clinical study?

A clinical study is a research using patients or healthy volunteers (also called participants) that is intended to add to medical knowledge.

What is a clinical trial?

Clinical trial is a type of clinical study which studies the effect of interventions in participants. An intervention can be a diagnostic procedure like an X-ray, or a therapy like a medicine or a surgery.

Why should I participate in a clinical study?

Clinical studies may offer you the newest treatment and the additional care and attention from the clinical trial staff. In addition, results from clinical studies help others and contribute to moving science forward.

Who conducts clinical studies?

Clinical studies may offer you the newest treatment and the additional care and attention from the clinical trial staff. In addition, results from clinical studies help others and contribute to moving science forward.

Who funds clinical studies?

Clinical studies may be funded by pharmaceutical companies, academic medical centers, Federal agencies such as the National Institutes of Health, or other organizations.

Who can participate in a clinical study?

Every clinical study has eligibility criteria laid out for participants. Some studies enroll patients, whereas other studies enroll healthy participants.

How long will the clinical study last?

The duration can vary from trial to trial. You can review the duration of the trial on the trial overview page. In addition, all participants are notified of the duration before they agree to participate.

Who will oversee my care while I am participating in the study? Will I be able to see my own doctor?

The study representatives will coordinate your care with your primary doctor throughout the period of the study.

Is there an additional cost to participate in a clinical study?

No, you will not be charged for participating in a clinical trial study.