SHOULD I CONTINUE WORKING WITH MY HEALTH CARE PROVIDER IF I PARTICIPATE?
Yes. Clinical trials often provide short-term treatments related to a designated illness or condition, however they do not usually provide complete extended primary health care. By asking your health care provider to work with the research team, they can ensure that other medications or treatments will not conflict with the clinical trial protocol.
CAN I STOP PARTICIPATING IN A STUDY ONCE I HAVE STARTED?
Absolutely, you can leave a clinical trial at any time. Doing this is called “withdrawing your consent.” If you decide to stop participating in a study, contact the Study Coordinator that you have been working with and tell them you would like to withdraw your consent. You should also tell the Study Coordinator your reason for withdrawing.
WILL I GET PAID FOR PARTICIPATING IN A RESEARCH STUDY?
Generally you will be paid for time and travel while participating in a clinical study. Medical exams, surgery and medical procedures may be performed at no cost depending on the type of study. Depending on the study you may be required to stay at the research facility, you may be given meals or snacks depending on the duration of time you spend there.