Clinical trials are critical and essential in discovering new treatments for diseases, as well as new ways to detect, diagnose, and reduce the chance of developing the disease. Clinical trials can help researchers understand what works and what doesn’t work in humans that cannot be learned in the laboratory or in animals.
Why signing an informed consent form (ICF) is mandatory
The informed consent form will tell you about the study to help you decide whether to participate. A sufficient amount of time will be provided for you to review this document and discuss it with