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General Information

If you are a medical researcher, you understand that participants often experience some hesitation before beginning a clinical trial. The best way to help a potential participant come to a decision is to answer their questions and explain research protocols to them. To help start conversations between physicians and patients, we have compiled this list of frequently asked questions. If you are a potential participant in a clinical trial, please understand that participating in a clinical trial is not always an easy decision. Learning as much as you can about your particular trial – and medical research, in general – can help you feel more comfortable with whatever decision you reach. Here are some frequently asked questions to start your learning process.

Frequently Asked Questions

This information is from the website ClinicalTrials.gov, a service of the U.S. National Institutes of health.