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Questions you should ask your Research Team

Each clinical trial is unique, with its own potential benefits and risks. Before you decide to take part in a clinical trial, make sure you have answers to the following questions:


1. What is the main purpose of this study?

2. Does the study involve a placebo or a treatment that is already on the market?

3. How will the treatment be given to me?

4. How long is the study going to last and what will I be asked to do as a participant?

5. What has been learned about the study treatment and are any study results published?

6. Do I have to pay for any part of the study? Will my insurance cover these costs?

7. Is there any reimbursement for travel costs or childcare?

8. Will I be able to see my own doctor?

9. If the treatment works for me, can I keep using it after the study?

10. Can anyone find out whether I’m participating in the clinical trial?

11. Will I receive any follow-up care after the study has ended?

12. What will happen to my medical care if I stop participating in the study?

13. Does the physician/investigator have any financial or special interest in the clinical study?

14. What are the credentials and research experience of the physician and study staff?


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