To help you decide if you want to take part in the trial, you’ll learn about the purpose of the study as well as the potential benefits and risks of participating. Then you’ll be asked to read and sign an informed consent form that says you understand the details of the trial and your rights as a volunteer. Even after you sign this form, you may leave the trial at any time.
The team working on your trial includes doctors, nurses, lab technicians and other study professionals. They are responsible for providing you the highest standard of medical care during the trial. Although you’ll be in a medical setting, most research facilities are designed for your comfort. Many are equipped with Wi-Fi and Internet access, TV, game rooms and snack bars. You’ll be given a list of what to bring with you as well as things you should leave at home. While you must be available for any testing involved in the trial, there is usually plenty of time for working, reading or relaxing. It’s some of the easiest work you can do!