To help you decide whether to take part in a clinical trial, members of our study team will explain details of the trial and provide an informed consent document. This document includes such details about the trial as its purpose, duration, required procedures and who to contact for various purposes. The document also explains potential risks and benefits.

If you decide to take part in the trial, the informed consent document will be signed. Informed consent is not a contract. You are free to withdraw from the study at any time.

You will be encouraged to ask any questions or bring up any issues concerning the trial at any time. Below are common questions that participants often ask about trials.

The Study

  • What is the purpose of the trial?
  • Why do researchers think the approach may be effective?
  • Who will fund the trial?
  • Who should be contacted with questions?

Participation and Care

  • What kinds of treatments, procedures and/or tests will I have during the trial?
  • Which of these are experimental?
  • Will I be able to take my regular medications or start new medications while in the trial?
  • What will my responsibilities be if I participate?
  • How long will my participation in the trial last?

Possible Risks and Benefits

  • What are the possible benefits of the trial?
  • What are the possible risks, such as side effects?
  • What other options do people with my disease have?
  • How do the possible risks and benefits of this trial compare with those options?

Cost Issues

  • Will I have to pay for any part of the trial?
  • If so, what will the charges likely be?
  • What is my health insurance likely to cover?

Contact Us

Our goal is to ensure you feel comfortable and confident in your decision to participate in a trial. We are happy to answer any questions. Please contact us at:

Phone 206-860-5433
Email research@polyclinic.com