Research Participation

Clinical Trials and Other Studies 

One type of research study is called a clinical trial. This is a scientific test to find ways to safely and effectively prevent, detect, and treat diseases.

Other types of studies may involve surveys about your health or health knowledge. The information you provide may go into our Research Registry, which helps us learn more about the health outcomes of women across our whole community.

Researchers may learn:

  • How behavior changes can improve health
  • New ways to use existing treatments
  • New methods to detect diseases and health conditions
  • New ways to improve quality of life for people with serious health conditions
  • New drugs or new combinations of drugs
  • New surgical procedures

About Research Participation

What you need to know before you decide, from US Department of Health and Human Services: