The following steps will give you an idea of what to expect when you participate in a CRO study:
One of our coordinators will contact you by phone or email to see if you will qualify for one of our studies. Our coordinator will provide you with information on currently enrolling studies. If you are able to pre-qualify, your screening appointment can then be scheduled.
Screening/Informed Consent Appointment
This is a face to face visit during which your medical history will be reviewed and you will be provided with detailed information about specific studies for which you may qualify. A fully-trained clinical research coordinator will answer any questions you may have and refer you to the physician investigator if more information is required. If you agree, you may sign informed consent and begin participation.
Enrolling in a Study
When you qualify after your screening visit, you may be enrolled in the research trial. This often includes a detailed history and physical examination, blood testing, other medical procedures and study related medication at no cost to you. You will then be instructed on follow-up and future appointments.
For almost all research trials, subjects are compensated for their time, travel and participation in the study. Each study compensates volunteers differently and amounts vary based on length, frequency of visits and nature of required procedures. Your coordinator will fully disclose this compensation before you agree to participate.
Completion of Study
Depending on the nature of the trial, you may be enrolled for only a few days or up to a year or more. Your overall health and response to treatment will be closely monitored. This information and any self-reported health data will be provided to the pharmaceutical companies and FDA as you agreed for participation.