Every person’s body is different, and other variances like age and gender play a significant role in responding to and processing treatments. In addition, many medical conditions remain without a specific therapy to ease the symptoms for those diagnosed. Scientists and researchers work to develop options to fill these gaps. The new potential opportunities are then taken through the clinical research study process. Volunteers who participate in clinical trials make improvements in healthcare possible. Let’s take a look at why you may want to participate in clinical trials this new year.
Importance of Volunteers in Research
Clinical research studies help make new ways to diagnose, manage, and prevent illnesses available to the public. Studies enroll volunteers to determine the safety and effectiveness of these potential options in the human body. Before a new therapy goes into the study process, it receives thorough evaluation under every possible scenario in a lab environment.
Research studies need a diverse group of volunteers. Women react to medications differently than men. Children require different dosages and therapeutic approaches, and older individual’s tolerability changes as well. To meet the multitude of needs, studies ask for all ages, races, genders, and backgrounds. Participants with good health in general, and those diagnosed with the condition being studied are both needed.
You can make a difference in 2021!
The year is just starting, and if you are looking for a way to give back in 2021, joining in a clinical research study may be an option. Playing an active role in advancing medicine is one of the many benefits of participation. If you have a condition, you can learn more about it and potentially gain access to new options that may be more effective than current options. Healthy volunteers provide valuable data that helps evaluate new options’ safety and what dosage regimen is best.
Participating is 100% voluntary during the entire process, meaning you can end your enrollment at any time. The FDA closely regulates all studies and uses the data gathered to decide if a potential therapy is fit to make available to the public. Learn more about what you need to know about participating through their website.
If you’d like to learn how you can help improve healthcare for future generations, the Florida Institute for Clinical Research may have an opportunity for you. Visit our website for a listing of current studies and more information about them, or call (407) 658-0966.