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About Being A Research Participant

Are clinical trials voluntary?

Yes, all clinical trials require participant consent.  Additionally, the participant may decide to stop being a part of the trial at any time.

What does being a participant mean for me?

Each clinical trial has specific requirements that it asks of participants.  Several require joining with a study partner.  A participant and study partner may be asked to attend regular visits.  Depending on the clinical trial, visits may include questionnaires, memory testing, physical assessments, MRIs or other imaging, blood work, and other assessments.

How do I become a research participant?

Each clinical research trial has its own set of eligibility criteria.  There are several ways to find out if you are eligible to be involved in a clinical research trial by either clicking on the tab for "Current Research Opportunities" or by calling 585-750-6550.