Director’s Council of Public Representatives (COPR)
NIH Public Bulletin – March 2012
New Web Site: NIH Clinical Research Trials and You
Format: Web Site
Institute: Office of the Director (OD)
Clinical trials are research studies involving people. They are essential for identifying and understanding ways to prevent, diagnose, and treat disease—and they depend on volunteers. You can learn more about clinical trials at a new Web site from NIH called NIH Clinical Research Trials and You.
The new site features several sections aimed at helping people learn what clinical trials are, why they matter, and how to participate. On the site, you will find:
- Information on the basics of clinical trial participation.
- Firsthand accounts from clinical trial volunteers.
- Stories from researchers about their clinical trials.
- Links to sites where you can search for a trial or enroll in a research matching program.
In addition, the site provides educational materials for health care professionals, including evidence-based strategies for talking with patients about trials and audience-tested posters to help promote trials in clinics and offices.
You can visit NIH Clinical Research Trials and You at www.nih.gov/health/clinicaltrials.