During your participation in a clinical research study our team is responsible for the supervision of your well being.
All our interventional studies have received approval from an Ethics Committed before having started.
Why would I want to be a study participant?
In Australia thousands of people choose to participate in clinical research each year for many reasons: some simply wish to get involved in the development of cutting edge medicines or medical techniques. Some others might be able to receive new medicine or services before they are available to the general public.
Whatever your motivation, be assured that all study participants receive comprehensive medical attention from skilled professionals who are available for any question you might have on the dedicated research area you will be recruited for.
Not all the researches involve new drugs or techniques. They can only limit to a collection of data about the history of your disease and your medications in order to improve your treatment outcomes.
According to the Australian regulations you are not entitled to be reimbursed for your participation in research except for phase 1 (early stage) trials. However, if needed you could receive reimbursement for your time and travel.
What does it mean to volunteer for a clinical research?
The first piece of information that you will receives is that a participation in a clinical study is voluntary.
WE STRESS THAT ANY PATIENT HAS THE RIGHT TO WITHDRAW ITS PARTICIPATION AT ANY MOMENT OF STUDY WITH NO COMPROMISE ON THE STANDARD OF CARE HE/SHE RECEIVES.
However, participation in a clinical research takes a commitment on your part as well as the treating doctor and nurses working will discuss with you.
You will be asked to attend regular appointments to see the study staff and you will receive a high level of personal attention during the study. You will be given as much time as needed to ask questions as it is important that you have a complete understanding of the study and your involvement.
YOUR PRIVACY IS OF UTMOST IMPORTANCE. Your identity will never be exposed and your PERSONAL details will not be disclosed. Once you will be enrolled in a study you will receive a code to replace your credentials. Only your treating doctors and nurses will have access to your personal details.
How can I find out if I am eligible to participate in clinical research?
Every research has its own criteria for inclusion. If you have received an invitation from your doctor to book a visit to discuss about a clinical research, it means you might fulfill the initial criteria for inclusion. If you would like to find more information you can make a booking and during the first visit we will complete a thorough assessment. At the end of the visit we will inform you if you are finally eligible.
We will also discuss about our and your responsibilities for the study and you will be asked to sign an informed consent.