Clinical Trials

Clinical trials are prospective biomedical or behavioral research studies on human participants designed to answer specific questions about biomedical or behavioral interventions, including new treatments (such as novel vaccines, drugs, dietary choices, dietary supplements, and medical devices) and known interventions that warrant further study and comparison.

Clinical trials are research studies that test a medical, surgical, or behavioral intervention in people. These trials are the primary way that researchers determine if a new form of treatment or prevention, such as a new drug, diet, or medical device (for example, a pacemaker), is safe and effective in people.
Clinical research is the study of health and illness in people. There are two main types of clinical research: observational studies and clinical trials.

Why participate in a clinical trial?

People volunteer for clinical trials and studies for a variety of reasons, including:

*They want to contribute to discovering health information that may help others in the future.
*  Participating in research helps them feel like they are playing a more active role in their health.
* The treatments they have tried for their health problem did not work or there is no treatment for their health problem.