What is a clinical trial?
A clinical trial or research study is a supervised study in which a new or existing medication is studied by a team of experienced physicians and study staff to determine if the medication will be of benefit to public health.
Can I participate in a clinical trial?
Each study has specific criteria that must be met before a participant can begin the clinical trial. In order to know if you meet the eligibility criteria for a particular clinical trial, you will be asked questions about your medical and psychiatric health. Please contact us at 424-227-8127 to discuss your eligibility.
What are risks and benefits to participating in a study?
The risks and benefits for the study you are participating in will be explained in the study specific consent. If you have any questions or concerns about the study and/or study medication please discuss these with the doctor.
What do I need to do to prepare for my first appointment?
Each study has its own requirements but a good way to be prepared for your first appointment is to do the following:
Avoid alcohol and drugs at least a week prior to your appointment as it can affect your test results
avoid eating and drinking (except water) 8 hours prior your appointment. Continue to take your medications as they are prescribed to you. Bring a photo ID with you.
Will I be paid for participating in a clinical trial?
Yes, should you make it into a study, you will be paid for your time and transportation. You will be paid after each completed study visit by check. The amount paid varies from study to study. Ask the study staff if you have any questions regarding your compensation.
What if I change my mind about taking part in a clinical trial?
You are able to withdraw your consent at any time. Your participation is completely voluntary. You may be asked to come back for follow-up visits to monitor your safety.
What if during my first visit it is discovered I am not eligible for the study?
The study staff /doctor will discuss your non-eligibility with you and discuss the possibility of other potential studies.
Are clinical trials safe?
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) as well as an Independent Review Board (IRB) closely monitor all studies. Safety in a clinical trial is ensured by strict adherence to the protocol as well as following research regulations such as the Code of Federal Regulations and Good Clinical Practice. Safety is our number one priority at ProScience Research Group.
If you have a friend or relative who would like to participate in a clinical trial and if they meet the study requirements you may be paid $50 for each person you refer.
In order to receive the referral compensation Participants must be new to ProScience Research Group.
Participants must qualify for the study. Participants must notify us of their referral at the first visit.
ProScience Research Group reserves the right to change, amend, or terminate the referral plan at any time without notice.