Clinical trials are at the heart of the process for bringing new medicines to patients.

What is a “Healthy Volunteer”

Someone with no known health problems who participates in research to test a new drug, device, or intervention is a “healthy volunteer” or “clinical research volunteer.”

Why Volunteer For a Trial?

Healthy volunteers provide researchers with crucial data because their health information can be uses as a comparison. Listed below are specific examples of how the information can be useful to researchers:

  • To define the limits of “normal.”
  • To serve as controls for patient groups matched to age, gender, or family relationship.
  • To learn about the disease process by comparing one patient group to the clinical research volunteers
  • Some health conditions affect certain groups of people more than others, which means that a diverse group of volunteers helps us find better solutions!

What Are Clinical Trials?

Clinical trials are at the heart of the process for bringing new medicines to patients. New medicines or therapies must first undergo rigorous testing for safety and effectiveness in clinical trials before they are approved for use by the FDA.

Clinical Trials consist of human subject’s research study whose primary purpose is to assess the safety and efficacy in humans of a drug, device, diagnostic, treatment, or preventive measure.

Sign Up to Volunteer

Please consider participating in one of the following Volunteer Registries:

Local Volunteer Registries

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