Frequently Asked Questions

What is a Research Study?

A research study is a scientific way to improve or develop new methods of health care. Studies are designed to answer specific questions on how to prevent, diagnose, or treat diseases and disorders. Many types of research studies exist. For example, clinical trials test new medicines or devices. Other studies use interviews or surveys to understand health or behavior.

Why are Research Studies important?

Research studies are important because they contribute to knowledge and progress on diseases and disorders. Research is the fastest and safest way to find treatments that work. 

Why should I join?

• To learn about ways to possibly improve your health.

• To help in the evaluation of medications, tests, or programs that may not be available outside of research.

• To potentially help others.

• To further knowledge of scientific research and medical care.