Women's Care Clinical Research

Clinical Research - Frequently Asked Questions

Why volunteer for a study?
  • To help find a better treatment for a condition that you have.
  • To help find ways to provide better care.
  • To help scientists find out more about how the human body and mind works.

Are there benefits to being in a research study?
There may or may not be a direct benefit to you if you take part in a research study. For example, your health or a health condition you have may get better as a result of your participation in a study, it may stay the same, or it may even get worse. No one can completely predict the outcome of a research study or how it might affect you. The study may not help you personally, but your participation might result in information that will help others in the future.

What should I ask before I agree to participate in a research study?
Before you decide to volunteer to take part in a research study, you need to know as much as possible about it.  Ask questions.  If there are any issues that concern you, be sure to discuss them. You may want to write your questions down in advance.

What if I want to withdraw from a study?
As a study participant, you have the right to withdraw from a study at any time for any reason.

Will my records be kept confidential?
Like your medical record, the information in research records is confidential. Information will only be given to the researchers involved in the study or to those who ensure the study is safe and carried out appropriately. Women's Care Florida Clinical Research is HIPAA compliant. The research information that is provided to the study sponsor (i.e. pharmaceutical company) that oversees the research study, will not include your name or the names of any other women participating in a clinical trial.

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