Research (sometimes referred to as a “research study,” “medical research,” “clinical research study” or “clinical trial”) is a carefully planned test. The purpose of research is to learn about:
Participating in research may lead to knowledge that could benefit you and others. Depending upon the research, participants may also learn information about their condition. Research may help determine:
Research participation is not right for everyone. It is a personal choice. You should not feel bad if you choose not to participate in research.
Anyone interested who meets the requirements may participate. Requirements may include specific:
Before you decide whether to participate in research, you must be fully “informed.” It is important for you to understand: