Types of Clinical Research Studies
Clinical Research Facility:
This is the company that is conducting the clinical study for pharmaceutical companies. You may also hear them referred to as CRO’s (Clinical Research Organization). There are dozens of commercial companies in the US as well as around the world. Universities and hospitals also conduct clinical studies. Clinics carry out the study according to the needs of the pharmaceutical companies. Clinics are responsible for recruiting volunteers like you to participate in studies. Clinics provide accommodations during the studies. Accommodations vary from clinic to clinic but will generally include a place for you to sleep, recreation (games and entertainment, not workout stuff!) and dining area. The clinics will provide meals according to the requirements of the study.