Clinical Trials/Research Studies Seeking Volunteers (external application)
Being in a clinical trial is different from being treated as a patient outside a clinical trial. If you choose to participate in a trial, you will become a research subject. Trials are done because researchers want to answer scientific questions and to advance medical knowledge.
The answers may offer benefits to society and to future patients, but it is important to understand that you, as an individual research subject, may or may not benefit from participating in a trial.
If you want more detailed information about what it means to be a research subject in a clinical trial, the National Institutes of Health
has prepared a page with answers to some commonly asked questions
You may also have questions about the specific study you’re considering participating in. If you need clarification about risks, benefits, or anything else related to your particular study be sure to ask the researcher in your initial discussion.