What is a Clinical Study?
A clinical study –
- is conducted to obtain generalisable information by reviewing past data, interacting with the human volunteer or an intervention, to evaluate how a new medicine, device or treatment works; and
- involves the participation of human volunteers, their data and/or biological samples.
Through these clinical studies, clinicians find new and alternative ways to prevent, detect, diagnose, control and treat illnesses.
If you are keen to participate in a clinical trial or study, it is important for you to be aware of your rights. You are also encouraged to seek advice from your doctor before participating in a clinical trial or study.