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Every year, thousands upon thousands of people take part in clinical research studies. Some of these studies need healthy volunteers and others need volunteers with a particular disease or condition. All volunteers are important because without them, the development of new medicines couldn't continue.
There are many reasons why people take part in clinical research studies, including the chance to:
Every clinical research study is unique. Where one may last a few weeks, another may last several years. If you join a study and change your mind at a later date, you are free to leave the study at any time without your usual healthcare being affected.
Before a Study
During a Study
As with most things, there may be some risks and discomforts involved in taking part in clinical research studies. However, participant safety is the number one priority during every stage of the process.
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