The holidays are a time of giving. We give generously to family, friends, and those in need. Clinical research may not be your first thought when it comes to giving this holiday season, but volunteering for a clinical research study can help impact lives in a big way. Clinical trials offer hope to many during the holidays and throughout the year.
Benefits of Participating
The goal of a clinical trial is to determine if treatment, surgical, or behavioral interventions are safe and effective. There are numerous benefits when it comes to participating in the clinical research process.
Here are a few:
- You may have access to a medication before it’s widely available to the general public
- Care from board-certified physicians and medical staff is provided at no cost
- Insurance is typically not a requirement
- You may learn more about your condition and ways to better manage it
- You may have access to already FDA approved medications and testing supplies
- Compensation is provided to those who qualify to take part in clinical research
See more about the benefits of participating in this article.
Your Safety is Top Priority
Ethical guidelines are put in place to protect participants throughout the clinical trial experience. All participants must agree to and sign an informed consent form and are free to withdraw from the study at any time. All studies are also approved and closely monitored by an Institutional Review Board (IRB), which is responsible for the protection of research participants, as well as the FDA. Board-certified physicians and medical staff also closely monitor all participants with frequent visits and phone calls to discuss any issues, concerns, and overall health.
Other layers of protection are also put in place to protect patients throughout the entire process.
Make a difference this holiday season and bring hope into the new year. Cedar Health Research has a wide range of studies enrolling now that may be a good fit for you. Cedar Health Research has a patient’s first mentality and is dedicated to the health and safety of all study participants. Learn more about the opportunities here.