Are you interested in taking part in a research study? This can be a very satisfying experience, allowing you to help yourself now and to help others in the future. After all, without research, treatment cannot improve, and without those who take part, there would be no research! You are the one who makes research possible.Founded in 1988, New Horizons Clinical Research (NHCR) is a clinical research center that supports a panel of Greater Cincinnati multi-disciplinary physicians to provide high quality clinical research. We are dedicated to conducting Phase 1, 2, 3, and 4 clinical trials and are among the highest enrollers in the studies in which we participate.
The satisfaction of our participants is one of our highest priorities. That’s why we have a staff of highly experienced medical professionals that provide exceptional care. We take the time to speak with all of our participants making sure that you have all the information that you need and that you are comfortable with your experience.
For all clinical trials, you will work with a clinical research team who will provide specific information about the trial in which you are participating. The clinical trial team consists of doctors, nurses and other health care professionals. They will check your health at the beginning of the trial, give you instructions for your participation in the trial, monitor your condition carefully throughout the trial and will instruct you on how to keep in touch after the trial is finished.
The clinical trial process depends on the trial you are interested in. Some clinical trials involve more visits and testing than you might normally have for your condition or illness.
When you meet with us for the first time, you will have some questions. Our researchers are there to answer all your questions clearly and completely. The researcher should answer these basic questions for you:
- Why am I a good candidate for your study?
- What is the research about? How will it help in treating or understanding my disorder?
- What do I need to do and how much time will this take?
- How might this study help me, my relatives, or other people with my disorder?
- What possible risks are there to me or my relatives if I take part?
- How will this be different from the care I am getting now?
- Could my illness become worse during the study? What will happen if it does?
- What will happen to me at the end of the study?
- What should I do if I want to drop out of the study?
- May I get back to you after I discuss this with my family/friend/case manager/doctor?
Please ask any other questions that you may have. Remember to ask again if you do not understand the explanation to any question you have. And, if you forget the answers to these questions during the study, just ask them again.