Frequently Asked Questions About Clinical Trials
Clinical trials help doctors and researchers find new ways to prevent, detect, or treat disease and injuries.
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If you are interested in participating in a clinical trial, please click here to find the most recent trials available.
RECOVER: Researching COVID
to Enhance Recovery
RECOVER is a National Institutes of Health (NIH) research initiative that is studying Long COVID and other effects of COVID infections. These effects are called PASC (post-acute sequelae of SARS-CoV-2 infection). RECOVER studies include adults, pregnant people, children and their caregivers who can participate at sites across the United States.
Free Clinical Trial Resources
A new treatment goes through several phases of research and development. Clinical trials are conducted in each phase. Please click below for an explanation of the different phases of development.
Clinical trials are research studies performed to evaluate a medical, surgical, or behavioral intervention. Please click below to download an overview of clinical trials.
Informed consent is the process researchers use to provide information to patients about a clinical trial. Please click below to download an introduction to informed consent.
Questions to Ask
Prior to joining a clinical trial, patients need a clear understanding of what is being studied, how long the trial will last, and what is involved. Please click below for questions to ask before you join a clinical trial.