Why Participate in Clinical Drug Trials?
With only a few hours of your time (time commitment varies from study to study), each of our participants receives:
- Study related physical examination from Medical Director Humberto Cruz, D.O.
- Comprehensive study-specific blood work
- Study related care throughout the duration of the trial
- Study medication (possibly investigational) at no cost to the participant
- Study related monitoring
- Compensation for time and travel
How the World Benefits from Clinical Trials
Your participation may help improve the medication, procedures and treatments for your condition. You play a major role in developing better healthcare for people just like you around the world.
To begin, simply browse our current clinical trials or upcoming studies to determine if you qualify. Then, apply online or call our office at 407-658-0966 for more information.
Who Will Review the Study Results?
While your personal and health information is protected, there are certain government and private agencies that must review our study findings as part of the development of future treatments and medications. They include the following:
IRB — The Institutional Review Board (IRB) is composed of many different healthcare providers and members of the public who review the ethics of a study before it can be conducted. This group looks after your protections as a study volunteer.
Government Agencies — Agencies, such as the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Health Canada and European Medicines Agency, regulate what medications and treatments are available to the public. They ensure the safety of new or existing treatments before they can be prescribed or sold.
The Florida Institute for Clinical Research Team — Our team of experienced research coordinators and physicians ensure that the study is running smoothly and according to the necessary regulations. They also keep track of your progress and interact with you when you visit the facility.
The Pharmaceutical Sponsor — The study sponsor commissions the study to be completed by The Florida Institute for Clinical Research and prescribes exact procedures that must be followed. They monitor the progress of the clinical research study.
For more information about any of the agencies or people involved in clinical trials, please do not hesitate to contact us.