Frequently asked questions

What are clinical trials?

Clinical trials (also called clinical research) are studies to determine whether investigational drugs or treatments are safe and effective for humans. All investigational medications and devices must undergo clinical trials before they are made available to patients.

Can I decide to leave a clinical trial?

You can decide to leave a clinical trial at any time, and you do not have to give a reason. There is no charge or penalty if you decide not to take part in a clinical trial or to stop your participation.

Why should I participate in a clinical trial?

You will have access to a new, investigational treatment that, if approved, will be available to the general public. You will also receive study-related medical care and attention from clinical trial staff at research facilities. Clinical trials offer an opportunity to help researchers find better treatments for others in the future.

What are the benefits and risks of clinical trials?

The investigational treatment may or may not help to make your condition better. While you may have a positive trial experience, you may also experience unpleasant or serious side effects. It is important to discuss the benefits and risks with either your doctor or the clinical trial site contact before making any decisions.

Before you can participate in any clinical trial, you will be asked to review and sign an informed consent form (ICF), which will explain the potential benefits and risks, (including side effects) that you may experience while taking part in the clinical trial. Signing the ICF indicates you are agreeing to take part in the research study.

Is my information safe?

Your information will be kept confidential within the limits of the law of your country. If the results of this clinical trial are published or presented in a meeting, you will not be named and nobody will be able to tell that you were in the trial from the publication or presentation.

Any other questions?

If you would like to speak to someone regarding this trial, fill out the quick questionnaire on the next page.

If it seems that you are eligible to take part, you will be contacted by phone, and you will be able to ask any additional questions you may have about this clinical trial.