Medical Research Trials Frequently Asked Questions

What are the goals of Medical Research Studies?

The goal of Medical Research Studies is to determine if a new test or treatment works and is safe. Clinical trials can also look at other aspects of care, such as improving the quality of life for people with chronic illnesses. People participate in clinical trials for a variety of reasons. Healthy volunteers say they participate to help others and to contribute to moving science forward. Participants with an illness or disease also participate to help others, but also to possibly receive the newest treatment and to have the additional care and attention from the clinical trial staff.

Clinical trials offer hope for many people and an opportunity to help researchers find better treatments for others in the future.

Who participates in Medical Research Studies?

There are 2 types of participants:

A healthy volunteer is a person with no known significant health problems who participates in clinical research to test a new drug, device, or intervention. Clinical Trials with healthy volunteers are designed to develop new knowledge, not to provide direct benefit to study participants. Healthy volunteers have always played an important role in research.

A patient volunteer has a known health problem and participates in research to better understand, diagnose, treat, or cure that disease or condition. Clinical Trials with patient volunteer help develop new knowledge and provide direct benefits to study participants.

All clinical trials have guidelines about who can participate, those guidelines called Inclusion/Exclusion Criteria. All participants have to meet these criteria to be able to participate.

How does the outcome of Medical Research Study make a difference?

There are 2 types of participants:

Only through medical research can we gain insights and answers about the safety and effectiveness of drugs and therapies. All the scientific advances in the present and the past were possible only because of participation of volunteers, both healthy and those diagnosed with an illness.

Clinical trials open new doors to finding ways to diagnose, prevent, treat, or cure disease and disability, clinical trial participation of volunteers is essential to help us find the answers.

How can I participate in a Medical Trial?

Simply contact us and one of our Research Team Members will be glad to assist you. We are here to help.

Will I be compensated for participating in a Clinical Trial?

If you qualify for a study, you will be compensated for both your time and travel. We want to encourage volunteers to come to Precision Research, and we know your time is valuable. That is why we will offer cash compensated for qualified individuals.

How long does a Clinical Research Study generally last?

That is a difficult question to answer. Each and every research study is different in its own unique way, but generally clinical trials can last anywhere from a few weeks to a few months.

If I sign up for a Medical Study, can I leave at any time?

All clinical research studies consist of volunteers. We understand circumstances can arise suddenly that may cause you to have to drop out of a study. If that is the case, you can withdraw participation at any time.

Do I (or my insurance) have to pay for any services or procedures?

During your participation in a clinical research study at Precision Research, all procedures, exams and services are provided to you at no cost. No need to get your insurance involved, we take care of everything!

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