A clinical trial is a research programme carefully designed to evaluate the safety and efficacy of a medication, medical treatment or device under development on a group of healthy volunteers or groups of patients. Clinical trials are an irreplaceable step in the process to make new medications available.
The investigator ensures that potential participants wanting to volunteer are eligible to take part based on the criteria detailed in the clinical trial protocol. This involves obtaining a signed informed consent from the volunteer, performing a detailed medical examination, obtaining blood sample(s) and reviewing their full medical history.
Participants in clinical trials must freely give their consent after both verbal and written information about their clinical trial has been given to them by the investigator (in native language). Special consideration is given to vulnerable patient populations (including but not limited to children and the elderly). In clinical research involving minors, processes for seeking informed consent from the minor or the minor’s legally authorised representative are described in the clinical trial protocol.
Participants with a health advantage of participating in a Novo Nordisk clinical trial may be reimbursed for documented reasonable travelling expenses and loss of income. In clinical trials with no health advantage for the patients and healthy volunteers, participants can further be financially compensated for inconvenience/discomfort during the clinical trial. All agreements on compensation are described in the clinical trial protocol and approved by an independent Ethical Committee.
You can conduct a search by clicking the ‘Find Clinical Trials’ at the top menu bar. Combine country of origin, health condition and status (= recruiting). This will return a list of clinical trials currently recruiting participants within a given condition in your country. If you find a clinical trial of interest and would like to volunteer as a trial participant please submit the information requested in the contact form. For clinical trials in the US, please call our toll-free phone number. You get access to the contact form or the toll-free phone number directly under the actual clinical trial information in the site.
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Novo Nordisk A/S, 2014