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What is clinical research?We all do research
Here is an example of everyday research: You pick up an ice cream machine at the neighborhood yard sale. You can’t wait to get home and make some ice cream for your kids! You find three different recipes for homemade ice cream online. Which recipe do you choose? You might decide to try all three recipes to see which one tastes the best. Well, that’s doing research!
Researchers initiate clinical trials or studies in order to help answer medical-related questions or theories. These studies provide researchers critical data which helps them create treatments to combat diseases and improve human health. The decisions medical researchers make may save many lives!Clinical Research defined
NCATS explains that clinical research includes studies to better understand a disease in humans and relate this knowledge to findings in cell or animal models; testing and refinement of new technologies in people; testing of interventions for safety and effectiveness in those with or without disease; behavioral and observational studies; and outcomes and health services research. The goal of many clinical trials is to obtain data to support regulatory approval for an intervention.