What does participating in a clinical trial normally look like?

  • After we find a study you want to join, we call the clinical site to set up an appointment.  A nurse at the site may talk with you before you go, to double check that the study is a good fit for you.
  • Then you visit them in their clinic or hospital, where they will ask more questions about your medical history and give you more detailed information.  They will explain the study to you and if you choose to enroll, you will have to sign paperwork that says that you understand the study.  Then the medical staff will probably take some measurements.
  • Afterward, the researchers will give you the study medication.  You'll go back for follow-up visits to see how you are doing.  Some trials are one visit, while others can go on for over a year.