Guide to Clinical Study Participation
Not many people think about this, but did you know you have directly benefited from clinical research? It’s true. Anyone who has ever taken a medication or had to undergo a form of physical therapy can thank prior clinical trials.
Research studies play an incredibly important role in our society because they help determine if new treatments are safe and effective. Unfortunately, many don’t ever get off the ground, because it can be very difficult to reach the enrollment goal for a given clinical trial.
What do we mean by that?
There is an urgent need for people who would be interested in participating in a clinical trial. At Avail Clinical Research, we conduct clinical trials for a wide range of medical conditions in the following Central Florida counties: Volusia, Flagler, Seminole, Orange, and Lake. That being said, we’ve worked with some amazing people from all around Florida. If you find yourself wanting to learn a bit more about what’s it like to be a participant in one of our clinical trials, then please keep reading!
Who Is Able to Participate in a Clinical Study?
If you’re interested in clinical trials, there are a few important factors to keep in mind. For instance, we often conduct diabetes clinical trials here in DeLand. If you have been diagnosed with diabetes, then you might assume that you’d qualify for any of our upcoming studies. Unfortunately, this is not always the case.
Every clinical trial has been designed to answer a specific question. In order to ensure that the data we collect is viable, each study has a set of criteria that a person has to meet in order to qualify. This is why a diabetic might not qualify for a particular research study.
If you want to find out if you qualify for one of our upcoming clinical trials, here’s what you need to know:
- To get started, please provide your name, email address and phone number in the form (look in the upper right hand corner of this page).
- You’ll get a confirmation email informing you that our enrollment team will be calling you within the next business day.
- During that call, one of our enrollment specialists will need to ask you a few questions about your medical history.
- Following the initial phone screening, we’ll be able to schedule an appointment at our clinic in DeLand.
- During this appointment, you get to meet our friendly research team and see if you qualify for one of our upcoming clinical trials.
What’s It Like to be a Clinical Study Participant in Florida?
Ask someone what they think about when they hear the words “clinical trial.” Odds are they’ll say something like guinea pig or lab rat. As a patient, it’s understandable that you have a fear of being experimented on, but this is an unfortunate misconception.
Want to know what it is like to participate in a clinical trial at Avail Clinical Research? That is a good question and the reality is that it will depend based on the type of study you take part in. Nowadays, there are clinical trials that only require you to come into the clinic once every couple weeks for a few tests. Others may require participants to stay over night.
There’s no need to worry if that is the case, because we do everything in our power to make sure that our overnight guests are very comfortable. We offer a range of amenities, including a fully stocked kitchen and rec room.
Please check out this step-by-step participation guide if you have any more questions.
If you’ve gotten this far, you probably have plenty of questions about our clinical trials. Our team of clinical trial experts are happy to answer any of your questions if you give us a call (386) 785-2400. However, we recommend that you take some time to check out some of the other pages in our participant section.
- What are Clinical Research Trials?
- Why Participate in a Clinical Study?
- What’s the difference between a Clinical Trial and Treatment?
- How are Drugs Tested?
- Additional Questions for Your Primary Physician
Learn About Clinical Studies:
- Clinical Trial Volunteer Stories & Testimonials
- Florida Clinical Research Resources
- Types of Clinical Research Trials
- Phase I Clinical Trials
- Phase II Clinical Trials
- Phase III Clinical Trials
- Phase IV Clinical Trials
- Clinical Trial Glossary
- Clinical Trials History
- Finding a Study