Volunteer Info

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You Make a BIG Impact
in Improving Lives.

Clinical Research Studies are collaborations between expert medical professionals and valued volunteer participants to advance medicine and improve life.

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At Epic Medical Research each enrolled study participant is highly valued.

Study Information & Safety

Our top priorities are to make sure volunteers clearly understand study requirements & information, and to ensure participant wellbeing throughout the clinical trial.

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If you are considering volunteering for a current or future study, please contact Epic Medical Research at 1-801-895-4466 or participate@epicmr.com

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FAQ

Why should I participate?

As a qualified participant for clinical trial:

  1. You may be benefiting your future and the future of others by helping with the evaluation of new medications.
  2. All visits and procedures related to the study are free of charge. Those may include physical examinations, doctor visits, dietary counseling, study medications, and laboratory tests and other study related procedures.
  3. You may have the opportunity to receive a new research medication for the treatment of your condition.
  4. You may learn more about your condition or disease and the latest treatments available.

What is Clinical Research?

Clinical research is one of the ways the medical world looks for better or new ways of treating illness and disease. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) requires that all medications be thoroughly evaluated and tested for safety and effectiveness before your doctor can prescribe them. Clinical trials are part of this testing process. A clinical trial is a partnership between doctors, participants, study sponsors, and the FDA to study the safety and effectiveness of a study medication. In a clinical trial, information is collected from participants who are treated with study medications and then reported to the sponsor and the FDA.

Participating in Clinical Research

People from all over the world participate in clinical trials to help themselves and others improve their quality of life.

Every clinical trial attempts to answer specific research questions concerning our health and quality of life. To do this, each trial has certain requirements about a participant’s medication, age, and current and past health history. In order to be an eligible participant of a particular trial, you must meet the requirements.

What happens during clinical trials?

Participating in a clinical trial is much like a regular visit to a doctor’s office, hospital, or medical clinic. Participants are treated professionally and with care. During a clinical trial, study medication is administered to the participant. Also, tests and procedures are performed according to a research protocol, which has detailed guidelines that the research staff and physicians are to follow. The research protocol is designed by the study sponsor to measure the effectiveness and safety of the study medication or procedures.

Are clinical trials safe?

Participant safety is the number one priority of any study.

Each participant is given an informed consent form to sign that describes the most common risk for the medication being studied and the potential benefits of participating in the study. The consent form includes details about the study, such as it’s purpose, duration, required procedures and staff contact information. The informed consent form also describes the key facts about the clinical trial to assist you in deciding whether or not to participate in the study. It is also a continuing process throughout the study to provide information for participants. You will be able to discuss the informed consent with the research staff. They will help you fully understand the risks and potential benefits of participating in the study and your rights as a research participant. Your medical condition will be monitored throughout the study by experienced research staff and physicians. Participation in a clinical trial is voluntary and you can withdraw at any time.

What if I already have a doctor?

You would continue to see your own doctor for all non-study related medical matters and to discuss your participation in a clinical trial. At your request, our staff can keep your doctor informed about your participation in the study.

Why should I participate?

As a qualified participant for clinical trial:

  1. You may be benefiting your future and the future of others by helping with the evaluation of new medications.
  2. All visits and procedures related to the study are free of charge. Those may include physical examinations, doctor visits, dietary counseling, study medications, and laboratory tests and other study related procedures.
  3. You may have the opportunity to receive a new research medication for the treatment of your condition.
  4. You may learn more about your condition or disease and the latest treatments available.

What is Clinical Research?

Clinical research is one of the ways the medical world looks for better or new ways of treating illness and disease. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) requires that all medications be thoroughly evaluated and tested for safety and effectiveness before your doctor can prescribe them. Clinical trials are part of this testing process. A clinical trial is a partnership between doctors, participants, study sponsors, and the FDA to study the safety and effectiveness of a study medication. In a clinical trial, information is collected from participants who are treated with study medications and then reported to the sponsor and the FDA.

Participating in Clinical Research

People from all over the world participate in clinical trials to help themselves and others improve their quality of life.

Every clinical trial attempts to answer specific research questions concerning our health and quality of life. To do this, each trial has certain requirements about a participant’s medication, age, and current and past health history. In order to be an eligible participant of a particular trial, you must meet the requirements.

What happens during clinical trials?

Participating in a clinical trial is much like a regular visit to a doctor’s office, hospital, or medical clinic. Participants are treated professionally and with care. During a clinical trial, study medication is administered to the participant. Also, tests and procedures are performed according to a research protocol, which has detailed guidelines that the research staff and physicians are to follow. The research protocol is designed by the study sponsor to measure the effectiveness and safety of the study medication or procedures.

Are clinical trials safe?

Participant safety is the number one priority of any study.

Each participant is given an informed consent form to sign that describes the most common risk for the medication being studied and the potential benefits of participating in the study. The consent form includes details about the study, such as it’s purpose, duration, required procedures and staff contact information. The informed consent form also describes the key facts about the clinical trial to assist you in deciding whether or not to participate in the study. It is also a continuing process throughout the study to provide information for participants. You will be able to discuss the informed consent with the research staff. They will help you fully understand the risks and potential benefits of participating in the study and your rights as a research participant. Your medical condition will be monitored throughout the study by experienced research staff and physicians. Participation in a clinical trial is voluntary and you can withdraw at any time.

What if I already have a doctor?

You would continue to see your own doctor for all non-study related medical matters and to discuss your participation in a clinical trial. At your request, our staff can keep your doctor informed about your participation in the study.