Thinking about joining a clinical trial? Clinical research has led to the discovery of every disease treatment prescribed today. Read these articles to learn the benefits and risks of participating in a clinical study and how they work. By being part of a clinical trial, you may help others, including future generations, get better treatments.
Interested in clinical research? Learn about the difference between clinical studies and clinical trials, the phases of clinical trials for FDA approval, and the importance of older and diverse participants in clinical trials. You can also find questions to ask before participating.
Explore the benefits and risks of clinical trials, as well as ways participant safety is protected, including institutional review boards and informed consent.
In undertaking a clinical trial, researchers don’t want to leave anything to chance. The “gold standard” for testing interventions in people is the “randomized, placebo-controlled” clinical trial.
Learn about volunteering for Alzheimer's disease research and why it matters.
How can you help Alzheimer’s and other dementia/brain research? Join a registry or matching service. NIH and others match volunteers with clinical studies.
Get help recruiting older adults and caregivers to research studies with this toolkit from the NIH, CDC, and ACL. Includes presentations and flyers.