Participating in Clinical Trials

Finding a Clinical Trial

Consult Your Healthcare Provider

Before looking for a clinical trial to join, you need to talk to your health care provider about your health. He or she can discuss with you the possible risks and benefits of being in a trial. If you are a caregiver for someone who can't decide for themselves about a trial, and you don't have a power of attorney, you should also talk to a lawyer.

Remember, clinical trials don't accept everyone. Researchers are looking for specific types of participants to meet the needs of the study, so you may not be eligible. Some trials, however, are looking for older volunteers.

How to Find a Trial

Here are ways to find a clinical trial.

How to Enroll in a Trial

Here is how you can enroll in a clinical trial.