Patient Information

Why Volunteer For A Study?


People choose to take part in clinical trials for many reasons. Usually, they hope for benefits for themselves such as hope for a cure of disease, a longer time to live, an increased quality of life, or a way to decrease or eliminate pain. Some people choose to participate because of the financial compensation they receive. Others may want to contribute to a research effort that may help others.


People who participate in clinical trials are among the first to receive new research treatments before they become widely available. Sometimes these people have the first chance to benefit from a cutting-edge treatment. However, there is no way to know whether an investigational treatment will be effective for a patient. (Even standard treatments, although effective in many patients, do not guarantee benefits for everyone.) Some people in a study may not receive the active treatment and instead will receive a placebo (i.e., a sugar pill). Although all patients in clinical trials are carefully monitored both during and after conclusion of the trial, there are always known and unknown risks associated with new treatments. Patients should decide whether or not to participate in a study only after they understand both the potential risks and benefits.


Code of Ethics​


  • We consider the safety and welfare of our patients and clinical study subjects to be our highest priority.

  • We uphold the highest scientific standards of objectivity, accuracy and integrity.

  • We comply with all applicable laws, regulations and guidelines, as well as Company policies and procedures, that govern legal and ethical conduct.

  • We conduct clinical studies only if there is no undue cost or risk to the subjects, and only if they benefit the general public.

  • We engage in only those research activities for which we are knowledgeable and competent.

  • We enroll only qualified and properly-consented subjects in clinical studies.

  • We do not discriminate against any potential subject based on race, gender, age, religion, national origin, sexual orientation or disability.

  • We do not coerce or unfairly influence people to participate in clinical studies.

  • We avoid conflicts of interest and do not offer or accept improper inducements.

  • We protect the confidential information of subjects and patients.

  • We speak and write the full and accurate truth; we do not improperly withhold information.

  • We do not engage in ethically-unclear activities until the ethical questions are resolved.

  • We challenge or report unethical conduct to the CEO.

  • We work together to understand and resolve ethical issues.

Disclaimer: This Code of Ethics is a statement of good-faith intentions. It does not constitute any contractual or legal obligation beyond that required by applicable laws and regulations.