Should I Participate?

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  • What is a clinical trial?
  • Why clinical trials are conducted?
  • What are some possible benefits of my participation?
  • What are some possible risks of my participation?
  • How volunteers are protected?
  • What to ask before participating in a clinical trial

Debunking Common Myths

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  • If there is a clinical trial that could help me, my doctor will tell me about it.
  • Clinical trials are dangerous because they use new practices and medicines.
  • If I join a clinical trial, I might get a “sugar pill” or placebo instead of a real drug.
  • If I join a clinical trial, I won’t get the same level of care that I receive with my doctor.
  • Being in a clinical trial does not help the volunteer.
  • Being in a clinical trial costs a lot and isn’t covered by medical insurance.

What is a Placebo and Why Are Placebos used in Clinical Trials?

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  • What is a placebo?
  • Why are placebos used?
  • How are placebos used in clinical trials?
  • Some other facts about placebos
  • Will I receive a placebo?

 

African-Americans and Clinical Research

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  • What are clinical trials?
  • Why are pediatric clinical studies conducted?
  • Clinical trials then and now
  • How you are protected if you participate
  • What you need to know
  • Things to consider before volunteering
  • Questions to ask before participating in a clinical trial

Los Hispanos y la Investigacion Clinica

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  • Que es una investigacion clinica?
  • la Salud de los hispanos y las investigaciones clinicas
  • Son seguras las investigaciones clinicas
  • Cosas a tener en cuenta antes de hacerse voluntario
  • Vantajas
  • Riesgos
  • Lo que debe saber
  • Preguntas que puede hacer antes de particular en una investigacion clinica
  • Aprenda nas sobre la investigacion clinica

Should My Child Participate?

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  • How is my child protected?
  • Why are pediatric clinical studies conducted?
  • What is a pediatric clinical study?
  • What are some of the possible benefits of my child's participation?
  • What are some possible risks of my child's participation?
  • Key questions to ask

Taking Part in a Clinical Trial

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  • Why do some study volunteers take part in clinical trials?
  • What else should you consider before taking part in clinical trials?
  • Medical knowledge and public health

    

Let Us Recognize and Thank Study Volunteers

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  • Thank you to the millions of people who participate in clinical research each year. They make new medical discoveries possible so we can all live healthier, happier lives.
  • They are medical heroes and they can be found in everyday places.
  • Clinical trials would not be possible without study volunteers.