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Voluntary Participation

Participating in a clinical research study is a very personal decision. Most people decide to sign up for a study because they need additional help with a medical condition or access to an alternative treatment to improve their quality of life. By doing so, their participation will provide critical information about a new medicine, treatment or medical device that could potentially help thousands of people living with the same condition.

While each clinical trial is different, please take your time in deciding if you want to participate in a study. Read the criteria carefully, review it with your WakeMed contact and make sure that you fully understand the benefits and risks. Please know that you are under no obligation to complete a study and may opt out at any time.

Not all studies include the same benefits, but most include:

  • Free exams and ongoing medical assessments and diagnostic testing
  • Study drugs/medical devices at no cost
  • Financial compensation/travel reimbursement

With any medical treatment, medication or medical device, there can be risks. These will be reviewed with you in detail prior to your participation. When you join a study you are assuming these risks, but you may drop out at any time. To find out more about clinical research studies available at WakeMed, please feel free to call us. We will gladly answer any questions or concerns that you may have.

Here are our current clinical studies that are enrolling participants.