Participating in clinical trials

If you have ever taken prescription or over-the-counter (OTC) medicines, your life has been touched by clinical research and the contribution of hundreds or thousands of clinical trial participants. Through the important clinical research process, medicines, medical devices, and vaccines are developed for those who need them most.

When you participate in a clinical trial, you will be welcomed by our professional and caring staff who will guide you through the process and help you feel comfortable and appreciated as a research trial participant. You will visit the investigator (doctor) or other members of the study team for health assessments, physical exams, laboratory tests, or other procedures required by the study protocol. It is important to us that you feel confident about being a clinical trial participant.

Clinical trial participation – What to expect

As a clinical trial participant, you can expect to:

  • Be treated as a valued participant in a caring environment
  • Improve and educate yourself about your own health
  • Positively impact the health of millions, including potentially friends and family
  • Gain access to quality medical care and medications not available through other means

Learn more about participating in a clinical trial.