Clinical Trials Interactive Tutorial

Posted: Apr 10, 2012
U. S. National Library of Medicine. 2008 Dec 16.
KEYWORDS: Knowledge/Attitudes/Beliefs, Consent


This online tutorial walks potential patients through frequently asked questions about clinical trials. The web site provides 3 methods for using the tutorial information: an interactive, self-paced module with refresher questions, a self-playing audio-visual program, or a PDF file of the transcript that can be downloaded and printed.


The information given within the tutorial includes:

  • What is a clinical trial and why are clinical trials important?
  • Why should you be interested in a clinical trial?
  • How are clinical trials conducted?
  • What is the Informed Consent process?
  • What protection do you have as a participant?
  • How to find trials.