Frequently Asked Questions

Volunteer FAQs

 

Interested in getting involved in a clinical trial or have an idea for one? Read the FAQs below and reach out to us to get started.

What is a clinical trial?

 Clinical trials are designed to test and study the safety and effectiveness of investigational medications or treatments.

What are my rights as a research participant?

 As a research participant, you have the right to accurate and timely information about the study and the right to ask questions at any time and have them answered promptly. You also have the right to drop out of a study at any time.

Why are clinical trials necessary?

Clinical trials are an essential part of making sure the drugs and medical treatments we all use are safe and effective, compared to a placebo or to existing therapies. We conduct trials to predict how well a medication or therapy will perform in the general population when used to treat a certain condition. Drugs and other therapeutic treatments cannot be released for public consumption without FDA approval. Clinical trials provide the evidence to demonstrate their safety and efficacy to the FDA.

Do I have to have medical insurance to participate?

No. These studies have nothing to do with insurance – either private or government-provided. You will receive study-related medical examinations and study-related medication at no cost. Eligible participants may receive compensation for their time and travel.

Do I qualify to participate in a clinical trial?

Not everyone who wants to join a given research study will qualify. There are often specific criteria for meeting the qualifications of a clinical trial. Our staff will ask a series of questions in a pre-screening interview. Sometimes, a second screening will take place to make sure you meet all of the qualifications for the trial.

If you don’t get accepted into one clinical trial, we encourage you to sign up for other trials. We have many studies going on at all times. Keep watching for new ones you might be interested in!

Are clinical trials safe?

Our number one priority is the safety of all trial participants. You will be under close supervision by medical professionals during the study. That said, some participants could have an adverse reaction to the drug or therapy that is being examined, potentially requiring hospitalization or other medical intervention. There is also the risk of experiencing side effects, which can range from mild to severe. On the other hand, there are many benefits, such as improvement of your medical condition through access to new treatments and therapies that can ultimately help both you and others. You’ll also receive no-cost medical care and attention by highly trained medical professionals, and possible compensation as well.

What clinical trials do you have available?

Search our website for studies being conducted at our site. Be sure to check back often, as the list is constantly being updated with new volunteer opportunities.

What is your privacy policy?

Revival Clinical Research will never share or sell your personal identifiable information with any company or organization. From the time of your entrance into a clinical trial, you will only be identified by initials and a unique number to parties outside of Revival Clinical Research that are participating in the conduct of the study. 

Why should I participate?

There are many benefits. You’ll be taking a proactive role in your own health care. You’ll receive free medical screenings and medication. You’ll gain access to cutting-edge research treatments before they are available to the general public. On a broader level, your participation in a clinical trial helps others by contributing to the development of treatments that can alleviate suffering and even save lives.

Where can I learn more about clinical trials?

Our priority here is educating you as a potential participant in Revival Clinical Research studies.  Here is a list of independent resources that explain what clinical trials are and their importance.

  • U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
  • National Institutes of Health (NIH)
  • CenterWatch – A global source for clinical trial information
  • Clinical Connection – A leading web-based service for clinical trial notifications and information ClinicalTrials.gov — Find trials for specific medical conditions