Clinical Research FAQs

What is Clin­i­cal Research?

Clin­i­cal research involves sci­en­tif­ic stud­ies to devel­op new treat­ments, med­ica­tions, med­ical devices, and cures. Our research site spe­cial­izes in con­duct­ing stud­ies in var­i­ous med­ical dis­ci­plines, includ­ing pso­ri­a­sis, asth­ma, rhini­tis, obe­si­ty, pri­ma­ry immun­od­e­fi­cien­cy, atopic der­mati­tis, col­orec­tal can­cer screen­ing, thy­roid dis­ease, and car­dio­vas­cu­lar disease.

What is a Clin­i­cal Trial? 

A clin­i­cal tri­al, on the oth­er hand, is a type of clin­i­cal research involv­ing a sci­en­tif­i­cal­ly con­trolled study of the safe­ty and effec­tive­ness of a ther­a­peu­tic agent, such as a drug, vac­cine, or device, using human vol­un­teers who have con­sent­ed to par­tic­i­pate. Par­tic­i­pants must meet spe­cif­ic cri­te­ria deter­mined by the study spon­sor. If they meet these require­ments, a study coor­di­na­tor will sched­ule a vis­it to com­plete the informed con­sent process. Dur­ing this process, par­tic­i­pants will be informed in detail about the study and made aware that they are free to with­draw from the study at any time with­out any con­se­quences.

All office vis­its, exams, lab work, pro­ce­dures, and study ther­a­py agents are free for the par­tic­i­pant. Addi­tion­al­ly, vol­un­teers are fre­quent­ly reim­bursed for their trav­el and time com­mit­ment to the study. If you need more infor­ma­tion, please vis­it the rel­e­vant web­sites to learn more about clin­i­cal research and clin­i­cal tri­als. For more infor­ma­tion, please vis­it Basics About Clin­i­cal Tri­als | FDA.