- Purpose of this document
- What is clinical research?
- Why do people choose to participate in research?
- What are the different types of clinical research?
- What are the risks and benefits of participating in research?
- What rights do I have?
- What are the possible financial costs?
- Who can participate in clinical research?
- What is randomization?
- What is informed consent?
- What else should I consider?
- How do researchers make sure that participants are safe?
- What kinds of results will come from the research?
- How can I enroll in clinical research?
- What kinds of questions should I ask the researcher?
- For more information on clinical research and clinical trials
For more information on clinical research and clinical trials
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- Information on mental health clinical trials
- National Library of Medicine Clinical Trials DatabaseExternal Link: Please review our disclaimer.
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