Participation Guidelines

Participation Guidelines

All of our clinical trials follow FDA guidelines and adhere to the standards of good clinical practice. Leading national and international medical companies serve as sponsors for all of our trials. We draw our research subjects from our own computerized database, from patients seen in the investigators’ and sub- investigators’ practices, from advertising, and from this website.

Patients can be referred by a physician or by self-referral. In most instances, reimbursement is available for time and transportation costs. If you decide to take part in one of our studies, you can be assured that you will receive excellent care. That is our promise to you.

If you have any special requests, please let us know how we can serve you. Our study coordinators will work closely with you to:

  • Answer questions and resolve problems
  • Provide information about available tests and services
  • Give test results and test status
  • Coordinate care with your primary care physician

If you are interested in participating in one of our current trials, you can browse and apply currently enrolling studies.

Why should I participate?

Patients often ask why they should consider participating in a clinical trial. Participation can be beneficial for a number of reasons. If you are thinking about participating in a trial, you should consider the following:

  • By participating in a clinical trial, you may have the opportunity to obtain treatment for your condition, which is not currently available in any other way.
  • Clinical trials are how new treatments are developed. Any medications that you are currently taking have undergone clinical trials to obtain FDA approval.
  • If others before you were unwilling to participate, you would not have your current treatments available to you.
  • By participating, you are helping develop new treatments, which might benefit you, your family members, and many others.
  • Participants in clinical trials are pampered. If you join a trial, you’ll receive lots of extra attention and increased access to our medical staff. In fact, your clinical coordinator will spend much more time with you than you’d typically receive at your regular doctor’s office.