Why participate in a clinical research study?
Clinical trials play an important role in advancing medicine by looking at new ways to prevent, detect, or treat disease. Each participant has their own reason for taking part in a clinical trial. For some participants, enrolling in a clinical trial is a way to play a more active role in their own health care. Other participants join a clinical trial after previous treatments for their health problems did not work. These participants may also find out about and access new treatments before they are widely available.
Healthy volunteers can participate to help others and to contribute to moving science forward. Clinical trials offer hope for many people and an opportunity to help researchers find better treatments for others in the future.
What to expect
At J. Lewis Research, we want to make sure you are comfortable before, during and after each clinical study you participate in. Here are just a few of the most common things you can expect when becoming a medical hero.
- The research staff will ask questions to see if you are interested in participating in and if you might qualify for a trial based on your medical history.
- You will sign an informed consent form if all of your questions have been answered and you decide you want to participate.
- Visit procedures may include a blood draw, collection of vital signs, ECG, physical exam, questionnaires, or more depending on the study.
- Each trial consists of varying numbers of follow up visits and procedures such as those listed above. Some visits may also be conducted over the phone.
- Studies can be as short as one visit or may involve many visits over several years.
- You may withdraw from a study at any time, for any reason, even after consent has been signed.