Managing a
heart or kidney

A clinical trial may be an option.
Not only does your participation give
you access to personalized care and
cutting-edge treatment options, you
will also help advance the field
of cardiac and renal medicine.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a clinical trial?

Clinical trials are volunteer-based medical research studies that help doctors develop new medical treatments or devices. They are required to prove the safety and efficacy of new medications in order to obtain FDA approval for marketing. These studies are typically divided into four different stages:


Typically done first in

Small Study

Conducted with a small
group of healthy volunteer participants.

Large Study

Studies performed in larger groups of participants who have the actual disease or condition being treated.


After treatment is approved by the FDA, additional information is collected from patients to establish broader usage.
Are clinical trials safe?

Clinical trials are conducted under very careful supervision by the pharmaceutical companies and the FDA during and throughout the studies, and according to strict guidelines outlined prior to starting any study. Volunteer safety and health status information is carefully monitored via physician and research coordinators as well as by pharmaceutical company representatives throughout each study participation and follow-up period.

Approval by an independent Institutional Review Board (IRB) is required prior to and throughout the course of every research study. The IRB is dedicated to the protection of study volunteers and includes members of the medical and legal professions as well as the general public (such as religious leaders, social workers, and well informed citizens).

What are the benefits of participating?

Study volunteers are at the heart of our business at Injury Care Research and Family Care Research. Benefits to volunteering include careful evaluation of your personal health by a team headed by physicians renowned in their field of expertise. Participating in a clinical trial gives you the opportunity to receive new therapies before they are made available to the general public, as well as the knowledge that you are making a personal contribution to the advancement of global health care.

Does it cost anything to participate?

No. Not only will your care and related medications be provided at not cost to you, you will be compensated for your time and travel associated with your participation.

Can I participate in a study if I don’t have health insurance?

Yes, you can still participate. Insurance is not needed.

Interested in participating in a study? Fill out the form below or call 208-984-2273 to get started.