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What Are Clinical Trials?

Clinical trials are human research studies used to assess new health questions. They are typically used to test new treatments and preventions for diseases and illnesses before the medications are made available to the public.

To uphold the integrity and ethics of Clinical research, all trials adhere to the globaly recognized Good Clinical Practice (GCP) standards.

GCP standards govern how clinical trials are to be conducted, performed, audited, and recorded. They also ensure that each volunteer’s rights, integrity, and confidential information are safeguarded.

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Contact us and volunteer today to see if you qualify for one of our clinical research studies. Qualified volunteers may be compensated for time and travel.

Approval of a Treatment: Phases of Clinical Trials

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The Initial Treatment

Phase 1 | This stage of testing aims to investigate the safety of drug administration, reliant on volunteers negative of the condition.

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The Ideal Administration

Phase 2 | Individuals currently affected with the condition assist in determining the most effective dosage for improving health.

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Comparative Analysis

Phase 3 | Identifies if the proposed treatment will improve the condition compared to medications already available on the market. Require much larger groups of volunteers.

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Long-term Follow-up

Phase 4 | Surveillance post FDA-approval and production. Used to determine more about the product and if any auxiliary effects, risk or benefit, are reported.

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BV Medical Research conducts Phase II - IV Trials

Why participate in Clinical Trials?

Clinical trials are essential for the development of new and improved medications as well as advancements in medicine. Without volunteers, clinical trials and these advancements, that you or a loved one may one day benefit from, would not be possible.

Individuals enrolled in clinical trials may often receive compensation for their time and travel.

Clinical trials also offer access to top quality physicians and expert patient care associated with increased patient monitoring and testing. Trials also offer access to new treatments not yet available to the public.

Who can participate in Clinical Trials?

All trials are restricted to individuals who meet particular inclusion criteria, however, healthy volunteers are often required as control groups for patient groups.

For trials limited to patient groups, selection criteria such as age, sex, type and stage of disease, and medical history determine who is eligible and who is ineligible to enroll for the study.

Volunteer to see if you qualify for a clinical trial today!

Benefits of participating in Clinical Trials


Compensation for Time and Travel


Access to New Treatments


Top Quality Patient Care and Attention


Patient Information Kept Confidential and Not Shared Without Permission


Ability to Withdraw from Study at Any Point

Clinical Research FAQs

The length of a clinical trial varies depending on several factors, such as the type of illness and the type of medicine being researched. For example, if the study is researching a treatment for a chronic condition, participants’ progress on the trial may be tracked over a relatively long period of time. Studies of antibiotics on the other-hand conclude quickly as patients are typically treated on study for a few days only.

After a study phase is complete, the data is collected to determine the drug’s effectiveness, if it is safe and if there are any side effects. Depending on the results, researchers then determine whether to stop testing or move to the next phase of study. After phase III of a study is complete, researchers decide if the results are medically important and may submit them to journals for peer-review. Data then may be submitted to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) or other governing bodies for approval.
If a drug is approved, pharmaceutical companies may continue to conduct studies that compare the new drug—in terms of its safety, effectiveness, and cost—to other drugs already on the market or assess a drug’s long-term effectiveness and its impact on the quality of a person’s life.

Compensation for clinical trials varies depending on the study. Some clinical trials will compensate you financially for joining the trial. In some studies, researchers will reimburse you for expenses associated with participating in the study. Such expenses may include transportation costs, child care, meals and accommodations.

Some of the benefits in participating in a clinical trial are:

  • Take an active role in your own health care.
  • Gain access to new treatments that are not available to the public.
  • Obtain expert medical care at leading health care facilities during the trial.
  • Help others by contributing to medical research.
  • If you qualify you may receive compensation for participating.
  • If you qualify for one of our research trials you will receive free medication, free doctors exams, free procedures, and reimbursement for time and travel.
  • You will also have the satisfaction of knowing that your involvement may help others like yourself.

Some of the risks in participating in a clinical trial are:

  • There may be side effects or adverse reactions to medications or treatments.
  • The treatment may not be effective for you.
  • The protocol may require a lot of your time for trips to the study site, treatments, hospital stays, or complex dosage requirements


Participant safety is our number one priority. The ethical and legal codes that govern medical practice also apply to clinical studies. In addition, most clinical research is federally regulated with built-in safeguards to protect the subjects, such as Good Clinical Practice (GCP) guidelines and informed consent forms. The study follows a carefully controlled protocol, a study plan which details what researchers will do in the study. As a clinical study progresses, researchers report the results of the study to various government agencies and ethics boards. Individual subjects’ names will remain confidential and will not be mentioned in these reports.

People should know as much as possible about the clinical trial and feel comfortable asking the members of the health care team questions about it, the care expected while in a trial, and the possible risks of the trial. The following questions might be helpful for the participant to discuss with the health care team. Some of the answers to these questions are found in the informed consent document.

  • What is the purpose of the study?
  • Who is going to be in the study?
  • Why do researchers believe the new treatment being tested may be effective? Has it been tested before?
  • What kinds of tests and treatments are involved?
  • How do the possible risks, side effects, and benefits in the study compare with my current treatment?
  • How might this trial affect my daily life?
  • How long will the trial last?
  • Will hospitalization be required?
  • Who will pay for the treatment?
  • Will I be reimbursed for other expenses?
  • What type of long-term follow up care is part of this study?
  • How will I know that the treatment is working? Will results of the trials be provided to me?
  • Who will be in charge of my care?

A Principal Investigator (PI) is a person qualified by education, training, and experience to assume responsibility for the proper conduct of a trial. They are usually, but not always, physicians or oral surgeons. The PI bears ethical responsibility for the study and is the leader of the study team. Final responsibility for the quality control of study procedures and the integrity and scientific merit of study findings rests with the PI.

A placebo is a “false pill” or “flour pill” that has no recognized physiological effect. In fact, a placebo is a pharmacologically inactive medication that is given in order to evaluate the possible psychological effect of a study medication. In cases where they are used, participants are advised in advance of the possibility that they will receive a placebo, as well as the reasons why the use of a placebo is necessary for the study.

A protocol is a study plan on which all clinical trials are based. The plan is carefully designed to safeguard the health of the participants as well as answer specific research questions. A protocol describes what types of people may participate in the trial; the schedule of tests, procedures, medications, and dosages; and the length of the study. While in a clinical trial, participants following a protocol are seen regularly by the research staff to monitor their health and to determine the safety and effectiveness of their treatment.

Yes, you can leave a clinical trial at any time. This is called “withdrawing your consent.” If you plan to stop participating in a study, inform the Study Coordinator or Principal Investigator that you would like to withdraw your consent. You should also inform the Study Coordinator or Principal Investigator of your reason for withdrawing.

Sure, you can refer any friend or family member who is willing to participate in a study.

Healthy Volunteers

A healthy volunteer is a person with no known significant health problems who participates in research to test a new drug, device, or intervention.

Healthy volunteers serve as controls for the patient groups. They are often matched with patients based on characteristics such as age, gender, or family relationship.

At BV Medical Research we are looking for healthy volunteers just like you.

Be a part in accelerating ground-breaking research!

It‘s way more than just data and research. It’s about building your community and making the world a healthier place! Sign up for one of our clinical trials and get paid to help advancements in medicine.