Who is involved in clinical trials?

The Sponsor

They initiate the trial

They initiate the trial

Can be doctors, hospitals, pharmaceutical companies and more.

The Site

Where the trial happens

Where the trial happens

Can be a clinic, hospital, academic institution, or doctor's office.

The Principal Investigator

The doctor or researcher

The doctor or researcher

The person responsible for conducting the trial.

The Study Coordinator

The research assistant

The research assistant

Supports the Investigator to carry out the study.

The Participant

You! Or your family member

You! Or your family member

Could also be called the "patient," "volunteer," or "study subject."

Ethics Review Boards

They protect you

They protect you

Review the study, ensuring it is ethical and fair.