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.
To learn more about participating and hear from past participants, visit the NIH Research Clinical Trials and You website.