Participation Information2022-11-29T13:05:11-05:00

Participation Information

We are happy to provide you with all the information you need while preparing for a clinical trial participation. As a clinical trial volunteer we want you to take comfort in knowing you are fully informed and cared for throughout the duration of the trial. We are here to help and answer any questions you may have!

Signing-Up For a Clinical Trial

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Signing-Up For a Clinical Trial

By signing up for a clinical trial you take a more active role in your own healthcare, gain access to new treatments, and help others by contributing to important medical research. At Lynn Institute we make the process easy for you – all you need to do is to fill out an application for a current clinical research study. If you’re eligible our team will contact you and guide you through the rest of the process. We make sure each of our patient’s needs is cared for and we greatly appreciate all our volunteers.

Featured Studies

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Obesity Weight Loss Trial

Oklahoma City, OK
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Obesity Weight Loss Trial

Norman, Oklahoma
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Alzheimer’s Disease

Oklahoma City, OK

The Clinical Trial Process

Phase II

The Phase II of a clinical trial lets doctors know how safe a treatment is and how well it works. They will also be able to tell if the specific treatment fits your needs in treating your disease while closely monitoring safety and side effects.

Phase III

Phase III of a clinical trial will test the safety and ability of a new treatment compared to standard therapy. This is achieved by closely monitoring, collecting, and comparing data from study groups.

Phase IV

Phase IV of a clinical trial continues to monitor and collect data of a new treatment over a longer period of time after it has been FDA approved. Long-term use and interaction with other treatments will continue to be monitored during this time.

Why Participate in a Clinical Study?

  • Gain access to new research treatments before they are available to the general public.
  • Play an active role in your own healthcare while also helping others.
  • Save medical costs by participating in trials – no insurance is needed!
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Why Participate in a Clinical Study?

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For Your Health

Discover additional therapy options and get personalized treatment by supporting medical staff without the need of health insurance. Your health and safety are an utmost priority to our caring staff. We work to prevent, diagnose, and treat medical conditions every day!

For Your Health

Frequently Asked Questions

What are clinical trials?2022-05-17T12:00:03-04:00

Clinical trials are part of a long, diligent process, which may involve many years of research. At the outset, physicians study new treatment options in a lab. This is often followed by studying the treatment in animals. If a new treatment exhibits promise, physicians then test the treatment in humans. This is typically done in three to four steps – or phases. Your doctor may offer you a clinical trial as a treatment option.

Clinical trials are research studies in which patients volunteer to participate. Lynn Institute uses clinical trials to conduct research that represents the highest scientific standards for the purpose of expanding knowledge to provide new treatments and improve patient quality of life.

What is a placebo and how are they used in clinical trials?2022-05-17T12:11:13-04:00

Placebos, often referred to as sugar pills, are exact copies of a study medication with the exception that they contain no medication. Placebos assist in determining whether the studied medication is successful by comparing patients that receive medication versus patients receiving the placebo. Not all studies use placebos. The ratio of placebo versus actual medication varies from trial to trial, but generally 70% of study patients receive actual medication and 30% receive a placebo. The consent form identifies the actual chances of receiving a placebo for a particular study.

Why participate in clinical trials?2022-05-17T12:10:07-04:00

Participants in clinical trials play a more active role in their own healthcare, gain access to new research treatments before they are widely available to the general public, and help others by contributing to important medical research.

Is there a charge associated with the services I receive in a clinical trial?2022-05-17T12:09:51-04:00

No – in fact, time and travel will be compensated for the trial in which a participant is enrolled.

Who can participate in a clinical trial?2022-05-17T12:09:38-04:00

All clinical trials have guidelines regarding participants. Criteria are based on such factors as age, gender, type and stage of a disease, previous treatment history, and other medical conditions. Prior to joining a clinical trial, a participant must qualify for the study. Some research studies seek participants with illnesses or conditions to be studied in the clinical trial, while others require healthy participants. It is important to note that criteria are not used to reject individuals personally. Instead, the criteria are used to identify appropriate participants and maintain their safety. The criteria help ensure that researchers will be able to answer the questions they plan to study.

What are the benefits and risks of participating in clinical trials?2022-05-17T12:09:19-04:00

Clinical trials that are well-designed and well-executed are the best approach for eligible participants to:

  • Play an active role in their health care
  • Save medical costs by participating in trials
  • Gain access to new research treatments before they are available to the general public
  • Obtain expert medical care at leading health care facilities during the trial
  • Help others by contributing to medical research

There are risks in clinical trials, which may include:

  • The experimental treatment may not be effective for each participant
  • The protocol may require more time and attention than would a non-protocol treatment, including trips to the study site, additional treatments, hospital stays, or complex dosage requirements
What if the study medication makes me feel bad?2022-05-17T12:09:01-04:00

As with taking any medication there is a risk of side effects, the patient must decide whether the benefit outweighs any possible risks. In any study, the patient’s primary care physician, if they are consulted, will work in conjunction with the study doctor. Together, they will monitor the patient’s overall health and do their utmost to ensure maximum benefits of any clinical trial.

How is my safety protected?2022-05-17T12:08:46-04:00

The ethical and legal codes governing medical practice also apply to clinical trials. In addition, all clinical research is federally regulated with built-in safeguards to protect the participants. The trial follows a carefully controlled protocol, which is a study plan detailing the research that will be involved. Study physicians monitor patients throughout the trial to ensure that the patients are not being exposed to a medication that is potentially harmful. Participants’ privacy is protected by HIPAA. Participants are fully informed of benefits and risks of participating in a clinical trial before they volunteer.

May I leave the trial once it begins?2022-05-17T12:08:29-04:00

Yes – a participant may leave a clinical trial at any time. When leaving a trial early, the participant should inform the research team of the decision not to complete the trial, and share the reason(s) for withdrawing from the study prematurely.

Learn More About Participating in a Clinical Trial

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Learn More About Participating in a Clinical Trial

Lynn Institute is a leader in introducing new medications to the market through our clinical trials program. Contact us or fill out the participation form to be considered for future trials if our current studies don’t match your profile.

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