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Frequently Asked Questions

What is a Clinical Trial? 

A Clinical Trial is a study designed to provide valuable data for a new or existing treatment or treatment method to determine whether it is safe, and effective for humans. To determine whether a treatment is both safe and effective, trials must be conducted to provide statistical evidence. According to laws and regulations,

all clinical trials must be reviewed, approved and monitored by an Institutional Review Board (IRB) to ensure the ethical treatment of participants and to ensure that all participants are fully informed about the study before agreeing to participate. After you have been able to ask all your questions, the procedure of the study is clear to you and you have had time to think about it, you will be asked to sign a consent form.

Who can participate in a clinical trial?

Each Clinical Trial has specific criteria regarding the type of participants needed for the study. These criteria exist to ensure that good statistical data can be collected for the study.

As a participant, you must therefore meet the inclusion criteria to participate in a project.

How does a clinical trial work?

The very first thing that happens when you choose to participate in a clinical trial is that you are given a full explanation of the study, potential risks and benefits of the study are discussed with you. If you agree to take part in the study, you can always stop taking part at any time. During the study, you will only be asked to complete the visits and procedures specified at the beginning. The purpose of the study is to collect valuable data from you that directs the outcome of the study.

Why do we need Clinical Trials?

Without Clinical Trials, all the drugs and treatments we have today would not exist. To develop new treatments that are both safe and effective, trials must be conducted. The Food and Drug Administration

(FDA) requires all medical treatments or methods to be vigorously tested to ensure they are both effective and generally safe. Clinical Trials volunteers provide a valuable service to the community to help researchers advance medical science and improve healthcare for future generations.

What questions should I ask before participating?

Volunteers are always fully informed of study requirements, required visits, tests, procedures, etc. Moreover, volunteers are always informed of known or likely risks of a study or new risks discovered during the study.

You should ask all the questions you have before making the decision to participate in a study. Make sure you know exactly what is required of you and that you are prepared to perform the required tasks in the study.

Also make sure you understand the benefits and risks of the study and can accept the risks of participating.

One of the most important things to remember is that participation in a clinical trial is always on a voluntary basis that you can end your participation at any time.

Are there any costs to me for the study?

No, a clinical trial is sponsored by the pharmaceutical industry or the government.

Are you interested in participating to an ongoing study or would you like to register in our patient database without obligation? Then we look forward to hearing from you! Find out about all ongoing study projects here or contact us directly via email or phone, we will take the time to answer your questions! Our goal is to advance research and medical progress, and to do everything for the well-being of our participating patients.