Clinical research is an important and necessary part of finding new medications, new treatments and new ways to diagnose conditions and diseases in people. Without clinical trials, we would not be able to find new ways to detect and treat conditions that affect our families, our friends and ourselves. Each one of us has benefited in some way from people willing to participate in clinical trials. Many people are interested in participating in clinical research for a variety of reasons. There are many ways to get involved and participate. You don't have to be sick to be involved in a clinical trial, many studies are looking for healthy volunteers.
If you are interested in participating in a clinical trial, you can register with ResearchMatch. ResearchMatch is a national registry of people like yourself that are interested in participating in a clinical trial but may not know how to get involved.
ResearchMatch has a simple goal - to bring together two groups of people who are looking for one another:
- People who are trying to find research studies
- Researchers who are looking for people to participate in their studies
It is a free and secure registry that has been developed by major academic institutions across the country who want to involve you in the mission of helping today's studies make a real difference for everyone's health in the future.
It is an important decision and one that should be carefully considered before you choose to take part.
If you have questions about your rights as a research participant, please email the UB Research Advocate or call them at (716)888-4845.