If you would like to learn what research studies are being conducted at the Palo Alto Medical Foundation, please search our database.
We encourage you to learn about the role of the research study subject before participating in any clinical research study. Links to other websites listed below offer important information on becoming a research study volunteer.
The above websites outline points to consider and provide reminders that, while research is vital to the improvement of health of future generations, not everyone is suited for participation in research. The information provided is intended to assist you in making this decision. If you have already been invited to consider participating in a clinical research study, the study coordinator or the principal investigator should answer your questions to your satisfaction before you commit to participating in the study.
These additional online resources may assist you in making a decision:
- Partners in Research from NIH helps you understand what is involved in participating in clinical research.
- Learn About Clinical Trials from the National Cancer Institute discusses the donation and use of tissues and other biological specimens (such as blood or urine) in research.