Clinical Trials

Find resources to help explain what it means to participate in a clinical trial — an important first step for people considering volunteering.

An idea for a clinical trial often starts in a lab. After researchers test new treatments or procedures in a lab, the most promising treatments are moved into clinical trials. As possible new treatments move through a series of steps called phases, more information is gained about the treatment, its risks, and how effective it is.

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Clinical research, including clinical trials, have led to or improved every vaccine and treatment available today.
 

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Joining a research study or clinical trial is completely voluntary, and you may leave a study at any time for any reason.

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Clinical trials and clinical research studies conducted today have safeguards in place to protect the safety and rights of everyone who volunteers.

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Why Should I Join a Clinical Trial

  • Source: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)
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Informational Videos for Potential Research Volunteers

  • Source: U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS)
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¿Me conviene participar en estudios clínicos de vacunas contra el COVID-19?

  • Source: NIH Community Engagement Alliance (CEAL)
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Aprenda más sobre la investigación clínica de los NIH

  • Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH)
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Por qué es importante unirse a un estudio clínico

  • Source: NIH Community Engagement Alliance (CEAL)
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Videos informativos acerca de la participación en investigaciones cientí­ficas

  • Source: U.S. Department of Health & Human Services

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COVID-19 clinical trials will help us find safe and effective ways to treat and prevent COVID-19. Share information about safety protections and providing informed consent with your community: https://go.usa.gov/xfShb

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Will every vaccine trial volunteer receive a COVID-19 vaccine candidate? Find answers to this and other frequently asked questions about COVID-19 clinical trials: https://www.coronaviruspreventionnetwork.org/clinical-studies-faq

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Para encontrar tratamientos y vacunas efectivos contra el #COVID19, necesitamos que adultos de todas las razas, etnias e identidades de género participen en los estudios clínicos. ¿Usted puede ayudar? Más información: https://go.usa.gov/xA6h2

Los investigadores financiados por los NIH están realizando estudios de la vacuna contra #COVID19 en su comunidad. Usted puede ayudar a que la ciencia avance. Obtenga más información sobre la participación: https://covid19community.nih.gov/espanol

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¿Tiene curiosidad por saber cómo funcionan los estudios clínicos? Conozca las diferentes etapas de los estudios clínicos para combatir el COVID19 y encuentre más información: https://covid19community.nih.gov/espanol

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¿Todos los voluntarios del estudio clínico para vacunas recibirán una “posible” vacuna contra el COVID-19? Encuentre respuestas a esta y otras preguntas frecuentes sobre los estudios clínicos del COVID-19: https://espanol.coronaviruspreventionnetwork.org/preguntas-frecuentes/

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