Volunteering in Clinical Trials

Volunteering in a clinical trial might sound daunting, but we are here to help explain how it works by clarifying what to expect.
In this section, we have a simple scenario of someone who has decided to participate in a clinical trial. Depending on the study, the participant will find some steps and requirements that are specific to the study and are determined by the study protocol. However, some steps are the same for all studies:

Information search: A person usually looks for information on their subject of interest, such as the disease they suffer from, their treatment options, etc.
They will normally seek advice from their doctor on the subject.
If they are interested in clinical trials, they can find information in several ways, such as the internet. Maybe they have been told about a clinical trial their doctor thinks could be a good fit for them.
Once they decide to join the clinical trial, they have to sign this form before participating
In clinical trials we call it “screening” when a person who is eligible for the study and has also signed the Informed Consent Form but has not yet received the medication.
Once the participant has received the medication, we say that they have been ''enrolled'' in the study.
The duration of a clinical trial varies depending on the study.
At the end of the study, it is standard to have a visit called a “follow up visit”. This visit is just to verify the participant’s health condition after the treatment.
Once the participant has received the medication, we say that they have been ''enrolled'' in the study.
Once they decide to join the clinical trial, they have to sign this form before participating
In clinical trials we call it “screening” when a person who is eligible for the study and has also signed the Informed Consent Form but has not yet received the medication.
Information search: A person usually looks for information on their subject of interest, such as the disease they suffer from, their treatment options, etc.
The duration of a clinical trial varies depending on the study.
At the end of the study, it is standard to have a visit called a “follow up visit”. This visit is just to verify the participant’s health condition after the treatment.
They will normally seek advice from their doctor on the subject.
If they are interested in clinical trials, they can find information in several ways, such as the internet. Maybe they have been told about a clinical trial their doctor thinks could be a good fit for them.
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