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We try to anticipate questions you might have about Clinical Trials of Virginia and provide the answers here. If you need additional information please visit our "Contact Us" page and submit your question, or contact Elizabeth H. Arnold.


What is a clinical trial?

Pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies develop new treatments which are tested for their safety and efficacy on study volunteers.  Results of a clinical trial are presented for review to the Food & Drug Administration (FDA).  The FDA must approve any new drug that is made available to the public.

Why should you participate in a clinical trial?

You may wish to participate in a clinical trial because you are looking to find a more effective treatment for your medical condition(s) or simply to contribute to the advancement of science.

What can you expect as a study participant?

You will be provided with medical attention and high quality patient care.  Your safety is the most important aspect of a clinical trial.  You can discontinue participation in a clinical trial at any time, for any reason.

How is your privacy as a study participant protected?

Your medical records and clinical trial results provided to the study sponsor and FDA are confidential; they do not include your name or any other personal identification number.