Every year, millions of people volunteer to take part in clinical trials. For some, it is an opportunity to help advance medical research. For others, it is a chance to gain access to latest potential treatment. For everyone, however, it is a very personal decision and one that requires careful thought.
Below is a list of online resources that will help you decide whether participation in a clinical trial is the right decision for you.
Understanding Clinical Trials
An introduction to clinical trials provided by the National Institutes of Health.
Your Rights and Informed Consent
Information regarding patients' rights for deciding to participate in a clinical trial.
Children and Clinical Studies
US Government website explaining the need for pediatric clinical research and information on child participation.
The following areas are the primary focus of ITN research and trials. Click on the links below for more information.