Participating in research, including “healthy child research,” may lead to knowledge that could benefit your child as well as others. Depending upon the research, participants may also learn information about their condition. Research may help determine:
- Correct dose
- Medication safety
- How well the medicine works
- Side effects
Research participation is not right for every child or family. It is a personal choice. You should not feel bad if you or your child choose not to participate in research.