For Patients - Volunteers
For your protection
All aspects of clinical research studies are closely monitored by the federal and state governments, as well as the organizations that fund the studies. But when it comes to watching out for study volunteers, there's one more layer of protection: the Institutional Review Board, or IRB.
Your Questions Answered
Choosing to participate in a clinical trial is an important personal decision. It is often helpful to talk to your physician, family members, or friends about deciding to join a trial. Many of your questions might be answered here.