Clinical Trial Learning Center
The goal of this page is to offer information about the clinical trial process for patients, caregivers and the public. Each article has a unique topic related to clinical trials. We invite you to explore these topics and resources.
Before Joining a Clinical Trial
Why Are Clinical Trials Important?
Clinical trials are critical tools to help us better understand and improve human health and health care. They allow us to evaluate new medical interventions – including new drugs, devices, vaccines, and lifestyle modificationsRead More
How to Find Clinical Trials Near You
Clinical research plays an essential role in the development of new medications and therapies. The treatments we rely on today were first evaluated in research studies.Read More
About Clinical Trials
The Four Phases of Clinical Trials
Phase I clinical trials: Is the treatment safe?Read More
How Long Does Each Clinical Trial Last?
The duration of a clinical trial depends on several factors, including how long it takes to enroll participants and the main questions that the trial is designed to answer. In general, trial duration also varies by trial phase.Read More
Clinical Trials: Who Runs Them and How to Find Them
Clinical trials may be sponsored (or paid for) by a variety of organizations or individuals. These include pharmaceutical companies, government agencies (for example the National Institutes of Health, or Department of Veteran’s Affairs in the US)Read More
Types of Clinical Trials
Randomized Controlled Trials: Overview, Benefits and Limitations
A randomized controlled trial is a type of clinical trial that is used to evaluate how well new treatments work and how safe they are.Read More
What are the Types of Clinical Trials?
The term “clinical trial” refers to the study of the effects of experimental drugs, vaccines, devices, and other interventions on people. Clinical trials help find new ways to treat, diagnose, and even prevent disease.Read More
Virtual Clinical Trials
Clinical trials study the effects of different interventions – experimental drugs, vaccines, surgical procedures, devices, and even lifestyle modifications – on people.Read More