Participating in our studies won’t cost you a dime. In fact, we compensate you for your time and travel during the clinical trial. Our research staff provides all study-related medication and care at no expense to you.
Clinical research studies in the U.S. are regulated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Each study must undergo diligent reviews and follow a set of strict rules. All medications have side effects, and as a result, the participants’ health is monitored closely and frequently by the research team.
All of this is put into place to ensure that the rights, safety, and well-being of participants are protected during the study.
In addition to the FDA, an Institutional Review Board (IRB) is responsible for approving every clinical trial in the U.S. The IRB is a group of doctors, scientists, and lay people that are dedicated to ensuring that the health and safety of participants are put first.
Our clinical trials follow carefully crafted protocols that outline the trial’s purpose and procedures. If you’re interested in participating, our dedicated research staff will assess your eligibility through phone interviews and screening visits. We’ll guide you through the study’s requirements. answer your questions. and address and concerns to ensure you provide informed consent.
First, a research staff member may speak to you over the phone to confirm your interest in the study and ask questions to determine if you meet specific study criteria.
Afterwards, a screening visit may be scheduled in order to confirm your eligibility for the study. During this visit you have the opportunity to meet the medical doctor and research staff to discuss your medical history and review the informed consent. If you choose to participate in the study, the team will guide you through specific study procedures in order to finalize your eligibility for the study. The study team will explain all benefits and risks of study participation during the Informed Consent process. This is also an opportunity for you to ask any questions you may have before signing the consent form.
Once it is determined that you are eligible to proceed, you will be randomized into the trial.
You will continue to come in for visits and your health will be monitored until the end of the study. After the clinical trial is complete, the researchers will analyze all of the information collected. This can take a while; you usually do not get to know your individual results.
Joining a clinical trial grants you early access to new treatments before they become widely available. You become an active participant in managing your health while receiving thorough health check-ups from our experienced team. In addition, you’re compensated for your time.
We want you to make an informed decision. It’s important to acknowledge that new treatments may have side effects or prove ineffective for certain individuals. The time commitment and inconvenience of appointments during the trial should be taken into account. However, remember that our trials are federally regulated and our dedicated research team will monitor your health throughout.
At DFW Clinical Research, we prioritize your well-being and participation experience. You have the flexibility to withdraw from the study at any time, ensuring your comfort and autonomy. Our dedicated research team, consisting of experienced medical doctors and research staff, will closely monitor your health throughout the study duration, providing continuous support and care. By volunteering for a study, you have the opportunity to make a meaningful impact on the future of healthcare, potentially helping others who share the same diagnosis. Throughout the study, it is essential to follow all instructions given by our knowledgeable study doctors and research staff to ensure accurate data collection and the best possible outcomes.