Frequently Asked Questions Regarding Clinical Trials
What are clinical research studies?
Clinical trials are carefully designed research studies in which the volunteers help doctors find ways to improve health and care related to specific diseases or medical conditions through a new medication or a drug which is yet to arrive in the market. Each study tries to answer scientific questions and to find better ways to prevent, diagnose, or treat that prevailing condition. The faster the studies, the faster it is approved to introduce in the market to help the patients suffering from certain illness.
Can I participate?
Yes, you can very well participate if you are willing to assist in the clinical trial studies. Willingness to volunteer is more important still there are certain guidelines to be adhered to regarding your participation.
Your age, gender, medical history, the type and stage of disease if any, type of medication, physical and mental makeup and other medical conditions. The factors that allow you to take part in clinical study is known as “inclusion criteria and the factors that disallows you from participation is known as “exclusion criteria.” The team of qualified physicians decide whether you are eligible for clinical trial participation or not.
*It is mandatory to be an adult except for the cases of ADHD, where we require young children to participate.
How do I enroll for a clinical trial?
While visiting our site, you will come across a contact form for clinical trials. Fill in the required details and shortly, our CMB associates will contact you.
How do I know when clinical trials are scheduled?
Once you fill up the form showing your interest, your details are recorded in our database. In case of trials being conducted at CMB, our associates will contact you and brief you about the trial. If you are ready to participate, you will be intimated of the dates of clinical trial. You will be compensated for your valuable time and presence.
What is informed consent?
Informed consent is the process of learning the key facts about a clinical trial. This process is important to ensure that potential participants understand the purpose of the clinical trial, potential benefits, and risks in participating as well as their other possible options.The decision of the participation lies in the hand of the prospective participant.Informed consent is not a contract, and the participant may withdraw from the trial at any time.
What is a protocol?
A protocol is a study plan on which all clinical trials are based. The plan is immaculately conceived and analyzed by administrators and other researchers to safeguard the health of the participants as well as answer specific research questions. A protocol describes who can participate in the trial; the schedule of tests, procedures, medications, and dosages; and the duration of the study. Participants following a protocol are examined regularly by the research staff to monitor their health and to determine the safety and effectiveness of their treatment.
What research studies are available at CMB?
CMB Clinical Trials focus is on array of mental health such as Depression, Anxiety, Schizophrenia, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), and Bipolar disorder.
What are the benefits of a Clinical Trial?
- Compensated for their time and effort
- Gain access to new research treatments in case of people having specific medical history
- Play active role in their healthcare
- Unique approach to assist in research to help others
- Regular monitoring and results of evaluation and the investigation
What are the risks involved?
Definitely, risks are involved and as per the protocol, the patient is informed about it beforehand.Chances of unpleasant, serious or life threatening side effects to the volunteer
- The treatment not effective as expected
- Time for the trial can be extended and your visit might be frequently at the site or extended hospital stays and dosage can change
The risks are worth because you are associated with a platform which is trying to create solutions.
Will my safety & privacy be protected?
Absolutely. The clinical trials are also governed by the ethical and legal codes of medical conduct. Your name and identity is kept confidential even while the researchers share the prognosis at trial meetings to various agencies. The study plan and the consequences of the clinical trial are shared withholding the names.
Can I participate in multiple trials?
No, you cannot participate in multiple trials at the same time because there might be chances of adverse effects of different investigational medications. Still, you have any queries pertaining to it, connect with us.
Can I quit in between?
Yes, you can. It is up to your convenience, no bindings.
Who regulates a clinical trial?
Clinical trial in USA is regulated by Institutional Review Board (IRB)as well as an independent ethics committee who ensures that the rights and wellbeing of all trial patients are not being compromised.Our clinical trials are meticulously monitored by both internal and external audits along with regulatory inspections.