What are the benefits of participating in health research studies or clinical studies?

There are many reasons why people volunteer. The following are some reasons people participate:

  • to help others
  • to help advance science or knowledge about a particular health condition
  • to possibly improve their own health
  • to benefit from having a medical team involved in their care
  • to receive more treatment options or work with a specific physician that might not otherwise have been available to them outside of the research study