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Clinical Research

University of Colorado | Anschutz Medical Campus


Clinical research not only can benefit you, but also many more patients in the future. Through clinical research, new ideas are developed leading to advances in medicine. Hundreds of clinical trials are conducted at the University of Colorado in hopes of discovering and delivering effective treatment. As a participant in a study, you may be among the first to have access to promising drugs, medical devices, and/or treatment options before the general public. There is no monetary cost to you; you may be compensated for your time and effort.  You may have access to additional benefits and you will be monitored closely by our faculty researchers – experts in the disease being studied. Participating in a research study allows you to become a part of a community with a common goal: to take discoveries and incorporate them into the future.
Below is a list of frequently asked questions regarding clinical research. For more information, please call 303-724-4644.
 

What is clinical research?

According to the National Institutes of Health, clinical research is defined as research that either directly involves a particular person or group of people or uses materials from humans, such as their behavior or samples of their tissue, that can be linked to a particular living person. Patient-oriented clinical research involves a particular person or group of people or uses materials from humans. This research can include studies of mechanisms of human disease, studies of therapies or interventions for disease, studies to develop new technology related to disease, and clinical trials.
 

What is a clinical trial?

Clinical trials study new methods of screenings and treatment options. These include both new drug therapies and the effectiveness of new devices or therapies. Clinical trials are always performed under safe and ethical parameters to ensure the maximum well being of participants.
 

Why participate in clinical research?

As a participant in a study, you may be among the first to have access to promising drugs, medical devices, and/or treatment options before the general public. You may be compensated for your time and effort during the study and sometimes have access to additional benefits. Clinical research not only can benefit you, but also many more patients in the future. Through clinical research, new ideas are developed leading to advances in medicine. Hundreds of clinical trials are conducted at the University of Colorado in hopes of discovering and delivering effective treatment. Participating in a research study allows you to become a part of a community with a common goal: to take discoveries and incorporate them into the future.
 

How do I know if I qualified?

Many factors are considered for your qualification, such as age, gender, type and stage of your disease, or previous medical history. Most clinical trials include a list of qualifications under the description which you can find on our website. If you question whether or not you will qualify for a study, please feel free to contact us at 303-724-4644.