What is a CT?What is a Clinical Trial?

Clinical trials are one step in the process of getting a medication, treatment, or device approved for use by the public. All medications must go through a series of regulated tests, including multiple clinical trials, before they become available to the public. In the Infectious Diseases Clinical Trials Unit, we perform Phase 1 clinical trials using healthy volunteers.

Your Participation

Participation in a clinical trial is always voluntary. You should feel comfortable asking questions before, during, and after your participation. Additionally, you can withdraw from a clinical trial at any time.

By participating in a clinical trial through the IDCTU, you are contributing to medical research to help develop safer and more effective treatments for infectious diseases.

For more information about clinical trials, please visit the NIH Clinical Trials FAQ.