Who Can Participate in Clinical Trials?
A clinical trial is a research study that investigates the effectiveness of a treatment. Clinical Trials are conducted in a series of steps, called phases, each phase designed to answer a separate research question.
All clinical trial are approved by an independent Institutional Review Board (IRB). The IRB is an independent group of individuals comprised of medical, scientific, and lay members who ensure the protection of the rights, safety and well being of subjects in a clinical trial.