What to Ask
We encourage you to ask any questions you may have or bring up any issues concerning the trial at any time. The following are some of the questions we always strive to answer for study participants.
- What is the purpose of the study?
- Why do researchers think the approach may be effective?
- Who will fund the study?
- Who has reviewed and approved it?
- How are results and safety of participants being checked?
- How long will it last?
- What will my responsibilities be if I participate?
Possible risk and benefits
- What are possible short-term benefits? Long-term benefits?
- What are short-term risks, such as side effects? Long-term risks?
- What other options do people with my disease have?
- How do the possible risks and benefits of this trial compare with those options?
- What kinds of therapies, procedures and/or tests will I have during the trial?
- Will they hurt, and if so, for how long?
- How do the tests in the study compare with those I would have outside of the trial?
- Will I be able to take my regular medications while in the clinical trial?
- Where will I receive medical care? Who will be in charge of my care?
- How could being in this study affect my daily life?
- Can I talk to other people in the study?
- Will I have to pay for any part of the trial such as tests or the study drug?
- If so, what will the charges likely be? What is my health insurance likely to cover?
- Who can help answer any questions from my insurance company or health plan?
- Will there be any travel or child care costs that I need to consider while I am in the trial?
To learn more or volunteer for a study, call 812.206.1702 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.