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A Special Opportunity

A clinical trial is a research study to answer specific questions about new therapies or new ways of using known treatments. Clinical trials, also called medical research and research studies, are used to determine whether new drugs or treatments are both safe and effective. Carefully conducted clinical trials are the fastest and safest way to find treatments that work in people.

Volunteers can come from all walks of life and be any gender or any age. Studies need healthy volunteers as well as ones who have an illness or inherited disorder, and welcome people of all cultural, ethnic and racial backgrounds.

A Feeling of Satisfaction

Choosing to participate in a research study is an important personal decision. Some RSVP for Health volunteers do so because they have a desire to provide a benefit to the community and help keep medicine moving forward. Others, who may have a condition that has not responded to conventional methods, welcome the opportunity to have access to an investigational treatment not available anywhere else. Whatever the reason for volunteering, each and every volunteer is crucial in shaping the future of medicine.

An Invitation To Partner With Us

RSVP for Health allows you to register to receive information about studies of interest you.
Your local library is an excellent place for you to learn more about clinical trials in general. You may also visit the federal government’s website at

To register in RSVP for Health, click here.

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What You Should Know About Clinical Trials

FAQs About Clinical Studies At MGH & BWH

Search Open Trials By Therapeutic Area

Center for Information and Study on Clinical Research Participation (CISCRP)

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