Are Pediatric Clinical Trials Safe?

Jan 10, 2012Clinical Trial, Pediatric

Utah clinical trials are regularly being conducted to determine whether promising new treatments will be safe and effective for patients. Participants in clinical trials can gain access to new research treatments before they are widely available, play a more active role in their own health care and help others by contributing valuable information to medical research.

JBR Clinical Research, along with many other research facilities often have trials that are specifically for infants and children.  If you are considering having your child participate in a clinical trial here are a few key questions you may wish to discuss with the medical research team:


Why is the pediatric research study being done?
What is the goal of the pediatric research study?
How long will the clinical research project take?
Are there risks associated with this particular medical research?
What are the benefits expected from the clinical trial?

If you are considering volunteering your child to participate in a pediatric research study, the team at JBR Clinical Research will provide you with an informed assent document that outlines the specific details of the pediatric research study.

JBR Clinical Research is a clinical trial organization that understands you have concerns about participating in a medical research study.  Our team takes the time to answer the questions you have.  We want to ensure that you are informed and confident in the decision you are making. JBR Clinical Research associates will tell you: If you don’t feel comfortable, it is best not to participate.

If you’d like more information about our pediatric clinical trials, you may select any one of the clinical studies shown on the home page.  You can also call us directly at 801-261-2000.

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