About Research Studies

What is the purpose of a clinical research study?

Clinical research studies evaluate study drugs to add to medical knowledge and find out if they are safe and effective for patients.

Is it safe to take part in a study?

Studies are carefully put together and monitored, with patient safety as the most important part. The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) reviews study findings to determine whether or not the drug should receive approval.

If I volunteer, can I change my mind later?

Yes. Study participation is voluntary, and you may leave the study for any reason at any time.

What does it cost to participate?

The study medication and study-related care is provided to participants at no cost.