The Trial Experience
What to Expect as a Participant
If you are interested in participating in a clinical trial, you will go through a series of steps to ensure you match the requirements and to help you make an educated decision about proceeding.
2. Complete Informed Consent
4. Enrollment & Study Participation
5. End of Trial Participation
What to Expect as a Parent or Legal Guardian
Family decisions about children or others who have legal guardians and healthcare can be extremely delicate. While the reasons and steps for enrolling a family member under your care in a study are similar to enrolling yourself, it is understandable there may be a deeper level of anxiety.
If you are considering enrolling a family member, researchers will outline all aspects of the study including the intervention, benefits and risks, necessary procedures and length of time. If you decide to participate, parents or legal guardians (and the child, depending on age) must sign an informed consent form and, depending on age, the child will provide assent to participate in the clinical trial.