Participant Info Seattle Women’s: Health, Research, Gynecology

Participant Info

Clinical research is one of the main ways we move forward in our understanding of medical conditions and implementation of new drugs. All types of people are needed for research, from those who have been diagnosed with specific diseases to those who are completely healthy.

 All volunteers receive detailed information regarding the risks and benefits of participation in each study. We welcome all questions and concerns you may have as it is important to us that you are comfortable and aware of all aspects involved with being a research volunteer. You always maintain the option of discontinuing your participation at any time.

Clinical Research FAQ

A clinical trial is a carefully designed study that involves people like you who volunteer to receive investigational treatments under close supervision of a physician and other research professionals. All clinical trials are independently reviewed by Institutional Review Boards (IRBs) which are independent committees who insure your rights are fully protected and that you are not exposed to any unnecessary risks.

Clinical trials are sponsored or funded by a variety of organizations or individuals such as medical institutions, foundations, voluntary groups, and pharmaceutical companies, as well as federal agencies such as the National Institute of Health (NIH), the Department of Defense (DOD), and the Department of Veteran’s Affairs (VA). Trials can take place in a variety of locations, such as hospitals, universities, doctors’ offices, or community clinics.

Many of Seattle Women’s research studies are sponsored by leading pharmaceutical companies that are seeking to develop investigational treatments for various health issues. Other studies are looking at new uses for FDA approved medications.

All participants in a clinical trial are volunteers and do not pay to take part in the study. Qualified participants will receive all investigational medication and study related medical exams at no cost, and you may also receive compensation for time and travel.

Check Seattle Women’s current studies to find out what studies are now enrolling

Call our office 206-522-3330 extension 2 or email our research team to ask any questions or see if a study is right for you

For more information, see our Guidelines