When you volunteer to take part in clinical research, you help doctors and researchers learn more about disease and improve health care for people in the future.
- Clinical trials are important research studies that explore whether a drug, surgery, or medical device is safe and effective for humans.
- They can also look at other aspects of care, such as improving the quality of life for people with chronic illnesses.
- The studies follow strict scientific standards that protect patients and help produce reliable study results.
- NIH Clinical Center Studies and ClinicalTrials.gov are good resources to find studies.