Clinical studies test the safety and effectiveness of a study medication. As with all medications, there are risks of adverse reaction to the study medication. Ethically approved clinical studies are carefully designed to minimise the risks and ensure the safety of study volunteers.
Study co-coordinators carefully interview each potential volunteer about their health and any current treatments to determine if the study is right for the volunteer.
Trial specific information is provided to each volunteer, explaining the study, what to expect, and when to contact a health professional.
Volunteers are closely monitored by experienced health professionals and researchers throughout the course of the study.
Volunteers are in contact with researchers to report on their overall health and well-being and to voice any questions or concerns.
Volunteers are able to continue care with their regular GP or care provider.