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Monitoring the Safety of Clinical Trials

  • Posted: 02/06/2001
  • Reviewed: 05/01/2006

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Monitoring the Safety of Clinical Trials

If you are thinking about participating in a clinical trial, you probably have a few important questions weighing on your mind: Is there a system in place to make sure this is a worthwhile study that does not subject people to unnecessary risks? In other words, who is checking up on the research team? What if things don't turn out the way that investigators are expecting they will? Who is watching out for any unexpected problems? Who is making sure that participants are protected? This guide is designed to answer those questions.