Participate in a Study
What happens in a research study?
Help others by contributing to medical research.
Gain access to medical treatments before they are widely available.
Care and Compensation
Paid medical care during the study and compensation for your time and travel.
Eight Steps From One to Done.
1. PRE-SCREENING: Initial conversation by phone or in the clinic with a study team member to tell you about the study opportunity.
2. INFORMED CONSENT: Review and complete a form that explains your rights and obligations as a participant in the study.
3. SCREENING: Do you meet the basic study requirements? Vitals, labs, medical history, exams, or other procedures may be conducted.
4. ENROLLMENT & RANDOMIZATION: You are assigned to a treatment course, which could be a placebo. You and your doctor may not know which you receive – study treatment or control palcebo.
5. STUDY VISITS: These may be days, weeks, or months apart. The study protocol outlines what happens at each visit, such as labs, physical exam, questionnaires, or other tests/procedures.
6. END OF STUDY TREATMENT: You will discontinue treatment of either the study treatment or the control placebo. You will also discuss your experience up to this point.
7. FOLLOW-UP PERIOD: The study team may call you, or you may have occasional appointments to assess how you are doing following the study treatment.
8. COMPLETION: Your participation in the study is complete. Often, you are asked to share your final feelings on the experience to drive improvements.