Frequently Asked Questions

Answers to the most frequently asked questions for Participants.

Participants FAQs

What does a typical research study look like?

Research studies help determine whether new treatments are safe and effective. And research participants make it all possible.

Participants may receive specific interventions — which may be investigational medications, devices, or procedures — according to a research plan (referred to as a protocol) developed by the scientists and doctors involved in the research. Research studies may compare a new medical approach to a standard one that is already available, to a placebo that contains no active investigational medication, or to no intervention at all. These elements vary depending on the research study, and the research study team will discuss these in detail before you agree to participate. With participant safety top of mind, governing bodies have established rules to ensure that research studies are conducted in the most safe and ethical way possible to keep participants protected throughout.

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