As a Volunteer, what can I expect?
Who May Participate
Each pharmaceutical study has a set of guidelines that may be based on:
- Type of disease or condition
- Previous treatment and other medical considerations
For your safety, our Study Doctors and Coordinators are trained to look for patients that meet the specific requirements.
Informed Consent is a process based upon a document that explains:
- Why the study is being done
- What you may expect during participation
- Risks and benefits of participation
- Any alternative therapies that may be available for your condition
- How your information will be kept confidential
- Voluntary nature of research – you may end your participation at any time
At your first visit to the clinic, a Remington-Davis Study Coordinator will review the consent form with you and explain the study. By signing the document, you agree to take part in the study. Participation is completely voluntary and you may choose to withdraw from the study at any time. You will be given information as to who may see your medical information and how your confidentiality will be maintained.
Standard of Care
As a study participant, you will be under the care of a Study Doctor (also called the Principal Investigator), who will be assisted by the Study Coordinator. You may experience more tests and clinic visits than you normally would for your condition under study.
Some, but not all pharmaceutical studies provide free therapies for patients participating in clinical trials. There is no guarantee that participation will benefit you directly.
The nature and purpose of clinical research is to determine effectiveness, side effects and safety of the investigational medication or device. Every clinical study conducted in the US is approved and monitored by an independent committee of physicians, statisticians, community advocates and others that ensure a clinical study is ethical and that the participants’ rights are protected. Participation in a clinical trial has inherent risks. Ask a Remington-Davis Study Coordinator for more information about a particular study.