Why YOU Should Volunteer for a Clinical Trial

There are a variety of reasons why people would choose to join a clinical trial and many of them benefit you as the clinical study participant. For instance, clinical trial volunteers are often able to play a more active role in their own healthcare…

Some people choose to volunteer for a clinical trial because there are limited or no treatments available for an illness from which they suffer or the treatments they HAVE tried for their health issues have not worked for them; and they would like an opportunity to benefit from innovative medical treatments before they are made available to the general public. Clinical trial volunteers may also want to take advantage of the medical care and health check-ups that are provided by experienced medical personnel as part of their study. 

In addition, disease prevention is critical to others who may be interested in helping to discover ways to prevent a disease, such as one that may be common in their own family…one that may be hereditary and may pose health risks or become potentially life-threatening to them or their children.

There is also a monetary value associated with the participation in a clinical trial. It can vary from medical research study to study, but typically clinical trial volunteers are compensated for their time and travel. Additionally, there are no costs for the medical procedures or treatments clinical trial volunteers receive during their study and there is no insurance necessary to participate in clinical trials.

Another benefit to becoming a clinical trial volunteer is that getting started is simple. Clinical trial volunteers can participate in one clinical trial at a time. Potential clinical trial volunteers are provided with details about the purpose of that study, how long it will last and how long they will continue to receive treatment. They should ask any questions they have, including those associated with privacy, whether they will be able to take their regular medications throughout testing, possible risks and side-effects, etc. The next step is an evaluation by the research and medical professionals who are conducting the study.  After the clinical trial volunteers have provided their consent to participate in a study, they are cognitively and physically screened to determine if you meet the criteria for that study. If you were to participate in a clinical trial at Velocity Clinical Research, you would benefit from working with an experienced team of medical professionals who closely monitor all Velocity Clinical Research clinical trial volunteers. Once the clinical trial has ended, researchers will analyze the data collected. 

Partnering to Make the World a Better Place

Major medical breakthroughs could not happen without the contribution of clinical trial volunteers. Clinical research and the findings which are uncovered within the clinical trial process are vital to advancement of medicine and, more specifically, crucial for discovering better ways to prevent, treat, control and diagnose illnesses…and clinical trial volunteers are an essential part of that process.

Successful clinical trials can produce a variety of remarkable results. They can deliver relief to those suffering from illnesses without previous treatment or cures and provide an enhanced quality of life for those who previously had no hope of comfort. 

Clinical research trials and the volunteers who participate in them play a vital role in improving the health of current and future generations. By participating in a clinical trial, you can help make the world a better place and help Velocity Clinical Research work toward building brighter tomorrows. 

Additionally, research indicates that, typically, the more clinical trial volunteers participate in a study, the more effective the study and the more quickly that study is likely to generate results. A variety of people – from all walks of life and origin and from young to old – are needed to ensure the success of a clinical trial.

If would like to join the dedicated team at Velocity Clinical Research as a clinical study volunteer or you would like more information, call 386-428-7730 Monday through Thursday from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. or Friday from 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; or email your questions to info@riversideclinicalresearch.com. You can also learn more about upcoming clinical research trials at Velocity Clinical Research by accessing the patient or sponsor portals which can be found at riversideclinicalresearch.com. 

Why Velocity Clinical Research

Velocity Clinical Research provides yet another reason for you to volunteer to become part of a clinical trial. This extraordinary study facility has conducted successful clinical trials for over 35 years and offers over 350 years of collective clinical research and site operation. The extensive clinical trial experience within Velocity Clinical Research includes over 7,500 completed clinical trials and its operational excellence extends to 32 owned and integrated location sites.

The Velocity Clinical Research is an impressive one, brimming with accomplished physician investigators and research professionals. Velocity Clinical Research has comprised a group of 130 experienced, knowledgeable investigators specializing in widely diverse areas. Velocity Clinical Research is also dedicated to exceptional, compassionate patient care, as evidenced by its adaptation of a “DeepCentric” platform – trusted and secure digital clinical trial execution centered on its patients.

The Velocity Clinical Research sites themselves are also fundamental to its success. Offering temperature controlled, locked and monitored drug storage rooms, refrigerated centrifuges, incubators, back-up power generation capabilities, as well as certain sites equipped with overnight capabilities for pharmacokinetic trials, Velocity Clinical Research sites are amply stocked and state-of-the-art. 

Located at 1410 S. Ridgewood Avenue in the vibrant seaside town of Edgewater and neighboring the charming beachside community of New Smyrna Beach, Velocity Clinical Research is conveniently nestled along the lovely Central Florida coast – a convenient drive to Orlando’s attractions, Kennedy Space Center and historic St. Augustine and is only minutes away from Daytona Beach.