NIH Clinical Trials and You
New Web Site Launched
The NIH announced the launch of a new Web site titled NIH Clinical Research Trials and You, geared for those considering participating in a clinical trial.
According to the press release announcing the new site, “Clinical trials are essential for identifying and understanding ways to prevent, diagnose, and treat disease. Research has shown that among the greatest challenges to recruitment of volunteers is the lack of general knowledge about what trials involve, where they are carried out, and who may participate.”
This new Web site aims to help potential participants learn about clinical trials and make an informed decision about whether they should take part. The site includes sections on “The Basics,” “Volunteer Stories,” “Researcher Stories,” “Finding a Trial.” Also, “For Health Care Providers,” “Educational Resources,” a glossary of terms, and much more.