Being diagnosed with an illness can be scary and most people don’t know much about clinical research. Below are a list of the websites or organisations to take a look at to find out more:
- CISCRP – The Center for Information and Study on Clinical Research (CISCRP) is a first-of-its-kind nonprofit organization dedicated to educating and informing the public, patients, medical/research communities, the media, and policy makers about clinical research and the role each party plays in the process.
- ClinicalTrials.gov – This website provides current information about clinical research studies to patients, their families and caregivers, healthcare professionals and the public.
- National Institutes of Health – The National Institutes of Health (NIH), a part of the U.S Department of Health and Human Services, is the medical research agency for the US. Their website has information on what participation in clinical research could mean for you if you’re in North America.
- National Institute for Health Research – The National Institute for Health Research (NIHR), a part of the U.K’s National Health Service (NHS), provides information on what participation in clinical research could mean for you, if you’re in the United Kingdom.
- WHO – The World Health Organization (WHO) provides information about current health topics around the globe.