Participate in a Clinical Trial
Clinical Research Institute
Clinical studies are important for developing new treatments. These studies help us
find better ways to prevent, diagnose, and treat diseases.
At TTUHSC Clinical Research Institute the most important part of our research is you. As a volunteer in a research study, you are participating in the progression of science and improving the care of all patients through knowledge.
Clinical studies are part of a long, careful research process. Many of today’s standard-of-care treatments are based on the results of previous clinical studies.
You may want to join a study because you want to help in the progression of science, or you may suffer from a disease for which there is no cure.
A clinical research study is a carefully designed project where volunteers receive investigational interventions under close supervision by physician and research nurse. The Institutional Review Board (IRBs) are independent committees who guarantee participants’ rights are fully protected and are not exposed to unnecessary risks.
Participants will sign an informed consent form that will include a detailed description of the clinical research study in which they will participate. Investigators and research coordinators involved in the study are committed to providing quality patient care and ensuring patients’ safety as the number one priority.
After data is collected for the study, the information is analyzed to help determine if a study intervention is working, whether it is safe and whether it has any side effects.
Every research volunteer is extremely valuable to the progression of medical knowledge. There would be no advances in pharmaceuticals, medical devices or interventions to combat diseases and ailments.