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WHAT IS A RESEARCH STUDY?

A research study is the scientific term for a test or study of a drug, therapy, surgical procedure, medical device, or of nutrition or behavioral changes in people. The tests are done to find out if the drug, therapy, procedure, etc. is safe and effective for people to use. The overall purpose of a study is to learn, not to treat patients.

WHY SHOULD I PARTICIPATE?

The health of millions has been improved because of advances in science and technology, and the willingness of thousands of individuals like you to take part in clinical research. The role of volunteer subjects as partners in clinical research is crucial in the quest for knowledge that will improve the health of future generations.

DO I QUALIFY TO PARTICIPATE IN A CLINICAL TRIAL?

Most research studies have certain criteria that you must meet in order to participate. These criteria are designed to ensure the safety of the subjects as well as to ensure the usefulness of the research. Not everyone who wants to join a clinical research study will qualify. There are often specific criteria for meeting the qualifications of a clinical trial. Our staff will ask a series of questions in a pre-screening interview over the phone to determine if you meet the basic health criteria.

WHAT HAPPENS DURING A RESEARCH STUDY?

Once it is determined that you meet the qualifications for the study and give your consent to participate, you will be given a structured program to follow. All of the costs of your study treatment are covered by the organization sponsoring the study.

WILL I KNOW IF I RECEIVE THE PLACEBO OR ACTIVE SUPPLEMENT?

You may or may not know which study treatment you are on during the trial. For blinded studies, you will find out what study treatment you received when all of the participants have completed the study.

IS THERE ANY COMPENSATION OFFERED TO INDIVIDUALS WHO PARTICIPATE IN CLINICAL TRIALS?

Generally, all of our research studies offer compensation to the individuals who participate. The amount of compensation, however, varies from study to study. You will always be aware of the amount of compensation being offered in a study before you decide whether or not to participate.

HOW DO I ENROLL IN A RESEARCH STUDY?

The first step is to call 330-926-6927 for a quick pre screening to determine if you meet the basic health qualifications. You can also fill out the basic form (insert link here) and a member of our staff will be in contact with you