What is a clinical research study?
Clinical research studies, also called clinical trials, look at an investigational drug or medical device to study its safety, how it works in the body, and if it works to treat a specific disease. Clinical research studies are conducted by doctors who are responsible for the study participants’ study-related care.
In most countries, the regulatory health authority, such as the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in the United States, requires that several phases of clinical research be performed to better understand the safety and efficacy of investigational drugs and certain medical devices.
Clinical research studies must be approved by an institutional review board (IRB) or ethics committee (EC). An IRB/EC is a group that is responsible for helping to protect the rights and welfare of study participants. In addition, every study participant is monitored with study-related medical tests and exams before, during, and sometimes even after the study.
Can I leave the study if I change my mind about participating?
Participation in any clinical research study is completely voluntary, and participants may choose to leave the study at any time for any reason. If you would like to leave the study, you should discuss this with your study doctor, who will give you information about how to do this safely.
What should I expect?
Before you can take part in the KINETIC 2 TRIAL, you will first need to attend the screening visit(s) for initial tests and assessments to see if you are eligible to participate. After all necessary tests and assessments have been completed, and if you are eligible and provide consent to participate, you may enter the study.
How long will study participation last?
Participation in the KINETIC 2 TRIAL lasts up to approximately 19 weeks, including 11 clinic visits and five phone calls from your study team.
How will I decide if the study is right for me?
Study staff will review full study details, including potential benefits, as well as answer any other questions you may have. You can discuss the opportunity with family members and friends and decide if you would like to participate.
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