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You signed an ICD, what happens now?
August 18, 2022

You’ve decided to participate in a clinical research trial. You’ve connected with a representative of the study. You’ve been informed of the study’s goals, methods and process. You also signed an Informed Consent Document (ICD), confirming you understand the purpose of the study, procedures, intervention, potential risks, benefits and outcomes to participating. So, what happens next?


Types of research studies: Part III — Interventional Studies
August 5, 2022

Part III of this educational series on research studies will explore interventional studies in more depth.


Types of research studies: Part II — Observational Studies
August 5, 2022

Part II of this educational series on research studies will explore observational studies in more depth.


Types of research studies: Part I - Introduction to health research
August 5, 2022

A three-part educational series that describes what research is and offers an overview of different types of research studies and designs, including observational and interventional studies.


What is informed consent?
March 25, 2022

Informed consent is more than just signing a form. It’s a process, one that spans the entire length of a clinical trial. Learn more about what informed consent is.


Using Social Media for Clinical Trial Recruitment
February 17, 2022

The role of social media as a recruitment tool for clinical research has become one of many methods study teams use to recruit participants. However, there are several factors that need to be taken into consideration before deciding to use social media as a method of recruitment. This article will discuss the “do’s and don’ts” of using social media in clinical trial recruitment.


Research Volunteers Make Discoveries Possible
September 21, 2021

Learn more about how research volunteers make discoveries possible through their participation in health research.


9 African American Innovators and Thought Leaders in Medical Discovery That You Ought to Know
July 21, 2021

Explore the important contributions of 9 African American innovators and thought leaders who have been at the forefront of science and public health practice.


Want to Join a Research Study? Learn How Inclusion Criteria Guide Who Can Participate in Clinical Trials
December 8, 2020

How about how inclusion criteria help guide who can participate in a clinical trial.


Searching for Clinical Trials: Lessons Learned as a Caregiver
August 25, 2020

Caregivers play a central role in advocating for their love one's care, including participating in clinical trials. Learn more about how to navigate and search for clinical trials in this piece.


Part I: Dissecting a Scientific Research Paper
August 16, 2019

This five part educational series will walk readers through how to read through a scientific manuscript.


Part II: Dissecting a Scientific Research Paper — the Abstract
August 16, 2019

Learn how to read through an Abstract in a scientific manuscript.


Part III: Dissecting a Scientific Research Paper — the Introduction and Methods
August 16, 2019

Learn how to read through the Introduction and Methods sections of a scientific manuscript.


Part IV: Dissecting a Scientific Research Paper — the Results
August 16, 2019

Learn how to read through the Results section of a scientific manuscript.


Part V: Dissecting a Scientific Research Paper — Discussion and Conclusion
August 16, 2019

Learn how to read through the Discussion and Conclusion sections of a scientific manuscript.


Achieving a “Win-Win” by Using Technology for Recruitment
March 13, 2019

Learn more about what ResearchMatch is and how it helps the public to connect with researchers, learn about their studies, and get involved in health research.


3 Simple Ways to Acknowledge Research Participants
March 6, 2019

Research presents an opportunity to acknowledge the contributions of patients and participants to medical discovery, and share why they are important to the process. Read along to discover three simple ways to acknowledge research participants and their contributions.