Are there risks and drawbacks of participating in health research or clinical studies? All health research studies and clinical studies may involve some degree of risk. For studies that only ask you to fill out a survey, the risks are minor, such as possibly asking you questions that could make you uncomfortable. For studies that [...]
Why is health research important? Health research is important because the study of human health is constantly evolving. Health research helps us to understand and answer important medical questions such as attitudes and beliefs about mental health issues, isolation and drug abuse, among many other topics.
How can I get a list of potentially eligible participants out of the registry? Used interchangeably, clinical studies typically involve the study of a potential new medicine in patients with a particular disease.
Where can I find more information on health research and clinical studies? www.allinforhealth.info www.indianactsi.org www.clinicaltrials.gov www.fda.gov www.centerwatch.com www.ciscrp.org
Could I be paid to participate in health research or clinical studies? Some studies will pay you for your participation while others will not. Before you agree to participate, you will be told whether or not you will be paid, how much you will be paid, how you will be paid (i.e. check, gift card), [...]
Does it cost anything to participate in health research or clinical studies? Most health research or clinical studies are funded by the government, pharmaceutical or device companies, or philanthropists, so there is no cost to participate. All research related visits, medications, and tests are often provided free of charge. In addition, there may be reimbursement [...]
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 [...]
Who can participate in health research or clinical studies? Anyone can participate in health research or clinical studies, including people that are healthy or sick, children, and dependent individuals. Each study has requirements that must be met before a volunteer can take part. These requirements are called "inclusion criteria," and the requirements that prevent volunteers [...]
Who oversees health research and clinical studies to make sure they are safe and fair? All health research and clinical studies that involve human volunteers are reviewed by an Institutional Review Board (IRB), primarily the one at Indiana University Purdue University of Indianapolis (IUPUI) located on the IU School of Medicine campus. The IRB's primary [...]