Regulatory agencies like FDA require that Clinical Research Trials be conducted in order to develop new treatments, preventions and devices for diseases or conditions. Clinical Research Trials are also referred to as Clinical Studies, Clinical Trials, or Research Trials.
There are strict regulations that the trial doctors and their staff must follow when conducting Clinical Research Trials.
There are important things to know about participating in a Clinical Research Trial:
Every Clinical Research Trial is submitted to an Independent Research Ethics Board for approval before the study can be performed.