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Featured Research Articles
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  • Medical Research -- The Basics
    Medical research is an organized way to answer important questions for which the answer is not known. This eMedTV article looks at medical research, including some important questions that have been answered.
  • Clinical Study Phases
    Ranging from phase 1 to phase 4, clinical study phases each have a different goal. However, as this eMedTV article points out, all phases help to find a new or improved treatment. This page discusses the goals for each of the clinical study phases.
  • Informed Consent in Medical Research
    As this eMedTV article explains, the informed consent process helps people to fully understand the study in which they might participate. This article also discusses the importance and ongoing nature of informed consent in medical research.
  • Participating in Medical Research
    If you join a research study, you will be carefully monitored and cared for. This eMedTV Web page gives an overview of participating in medical research, including information on the steps your research team will take to keep you safe.
  • Conflict of Interest in Medical Research
    In some cases, a Study Doctor may have a financial interest in the outcome of a research study. This eMedTV page talks about the possibility of a conflict of interest in medical research, including how to determine the interests of your research team.
  • Is Medical Research Safe?
    To keep patients as safe as possible, medical studies must follow several rules and regulations. This eMedTV selection answers the question "Is medical research safe?" The approval process for studies in the United States is also discussed.
  • Leaving a Medical Research Study
    Once you enroll in a medical research study, are you allowed to change your mind and withdraw? This eMedTV segment describes the process of leaving a medical research study and explains why you or your doctor may wish to end your participation early.
  • Medical Research and Questions to Ask
    Many people have questions about the safety, financing, and purpose of medical research studies. This part of the eMedTV library takes a closer look at medical research and the questions to ask before participating in a research study.
  • Medical Research Vocabulary
    As you learn more about clinical trials, you will encounter terms such as "protocol" and "placebo." This eMedTV page talks more about medical research vocabulary and provides definitions for some of the most commonly used terms in research studies.
  • Who Pays for Research Studies?
    Research studies can be funded by pharmaceutical companies, medical institutions, and others. This page on the eMedTV site takes a closer look at who pays for research studies, with instructions on finding out how your specific study is funded.
  • Your Rights As a Study Participant
    You have certain rights as a participant in a clinical study. This selection from the eMedTV library takes an in-depth look at your rights as a study participant, including the right to ask questions, be informed of possible risks, and more.
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