What is Clinical Research?
Clinical research is the study of health and illness in healthy people or in those with medical conditions. It determines the safety and effectiveness of medications, devices, diagnostic products, and treatment regimens that will be used for humans. This is done through clinical trials.
Clinical trials are a type of research study that consists of experiments or observations designed to answer specific questions, such as whether a new treatment or device is safe and beneficial to people. Clinical trials are a long and careful set of processes, which can take many years to complete. If the new treatment shows promise, then it may be moved to testing in people in the form of a clinical trial.
Clinical trials show us what works and what doesn’t work. They are the best way to learn and test different options to treat different medical conditions.
Why participate in a clinical trial?
We need clinical trials to find new ways to prevent, detect, or treat disease. Clinical trials are at the heart of all medical advances. Clinical trials offer hope for many people and an opportunity to help researchers find better treatments for others in the future.
People participate in clinical trials for a variety of reasons. Healthy volunteers say they participate to help others and to contribute to moving science forward. Participants with an illness or disease also participate to help others, while at the same time they are provided with access to experimental, cutting-edge treatment options they may not have had access to otherwise.
Clinical trials also provide access to a medical research team that carefully monitors all study related activity and procedures.
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Weight Loss Device
Weight Loss Treatment
This study is open to adults, 18 years old or older, who are carrying excess weight and made at least one unsuccessful effort to lose weight through dietary means.
Overall, this study may consist of up to 15 in-person visits at our clinic and eight (8) telemedicine phone calls over a span of 81 weeks (about 1 and a half years.
Pediatric RSV Vaccine
Children between 2 to 17 years old may qualify.
The study involves up to four (4) in-person visits at our clinic and up to three (3) safety phone calls over a span of about seven (7) months.
As a child participant, parents will be compensated, up to $350 for the entire study, as well as extra compensation for travel and each completed diary entry.
11/08/22 – 11/30/22
1/10/23 – 3/15/23
T2DM: Weight Loss Treatment
1/30/23 – 5/03/23
T2DM: Weight Loss Treatment
11/08/22 – 11/30/22
Frequently asked questions
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. Find out more here: https://youtu.be/jR9RsUZvMq4
What is a clinical trial?
What is clinical research?
What is a consent form?
Everyone who participates in clinical research must give consent. An Informed Consent Document gives participants an overview of the study including its potential risks and benefits. It’s important for participants to understand what to expect during a trial. Learn more here: https://rth.li/faq
Can I leave/ Can I change my mind?
What is a protocol?
A protocol describes the rules to follow during the research. For example, a protocol states why it is important to study the research question and how the research team will answer the research question. Learn more here: https://rth.li/faq
What are the different phases?
Will I be compensated?
Participants may be reimbursed for their time and travel for participating in clinical trials. The amount of compensation varies per study, please ask your research team during your next appointment.
What are the benefits?
You may get a new treatment for a disease before it is available to everyone. You play a more active role in your own health care. Researchers may provide you with medical care and more frequent health check-ups as part of your treatment. You may have the chance to help others get better treatment for their health problems in the future.
What is involved with a clinical study?
Will my information be kept confidential?
How is my information being protected?
How do I know if a study is right for me?
You should consider several things when selecting a study:
- Understand the commitment of each study. How long is the study? How many visits are expected? Etc.
- Are you eligible for the study?
- Is the trial open label? Meaning—will you have access to the treatment after the study at no cost?
What can I expect in my prescreening visit?
How long do trials last?
Trials can last anywhere from a single visit to a couple of weeks to months or even years. Participation is always voluntary though and participants can drop out at any time if needed.