We Need You
Clinical Research can only be undertaken with the support of volunteers. With your help many important medical questions will be answered and treatments will improve.
How do I decide if I want to take part in clinical research?
The decision to take part in a clinical trial or study is entirely your own. You will be provided with all information regarding the trial by the doctor in charge of carrying out the research (the investigator) or a researcher on the project. You are able to take this information home and discuss any details with your family or general practitioner before making your decision.
You will normally be given at least 24 hours to make your decision. Any questions you have regarding the trial should be answered by the research team involved in the study. You are under no obligation to take part in a study. Taking part is entirely voluntary, and you may withdraw from a study at any time without giving a reason.
Once you have had all your questions answered about participating in a clinical trial and you have decided that you would like to go ahead, you will be asked to sign a consent form. This consent form gives the investigator permission to enrol you in the study and confirms that you understand all aspects of the study.
If I agree to take part in a study and then change my mind, can I pull out?
Yes, you can withdraw from a clinical trial at any point. You do not have to give a reason and this will not affect your future healthcare.