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Information for Persons Interested in Becoming Research Volunteers

The purpose of this webpage is to provide general information about research to people who are thinking about entering a research study. The following information will help you understand what a research study is and what it is not, who conducts research, and why people may choose to participate in research.

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Association for the Accreditation of Human Research Protection Programs 
If you are looking for more resources or to learn about research in general, here is a link to Association for the Accreditation of Human Research Protection Programs, Inc. AAHRPP accredits high-quality human research protection programs in order to promote excellent, ethically sound research. Through partnerships with research organizations, researchers, sponsors, and the public, AAHRPP encourages effective, efficient, and innovative systems of protection for human research participants.
CenterWatch is recognized by many of the top media outlets and publications around the world as a leading source of information on the clinical trials industry.
Clinical Trials At MetroHealth 
MetroHealth offers many clinical trials that you can volunteer to participate in. A clinical trial is just one of many treatment options available for you here at The MetroHealth System.
This link will take you to the ClinicalTrials.gov website. ClinicalTrials.gov is a registry of federally and privately supported clinical trials conducted in the United States and around the world. ClinicalTrials.gov gives you information about a trial's purpose, who may participate, locations, and phone numbers for more details. This information should be used in conjunction with advice from health care professionals.
National Cancer Institute 
The NCI Funded Research Portfolio Web site contains information about research grants, contract awards, and intramural research projects funded by the National Cancer Institute. The site provides access to various NCI budget reports that contain information about research funding according to specific research categories. It also provides the ability to search the database in various ways, including text searching of project abstracts and the ability to search the NIH research categories that are assigned to projects carried out by extramural and intramural groups.
NIH Institute and Center Resources 
The National Institutes of Health (NIH), a part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, is the primary Federal agency for conducting and supporting medical research. Helping to lead the way toward important medical discoveries that improve people's health and save lives, NIH scientists investigate ways to prevent disease as well as the causes, treatments, and even cures for common and rare diseases. Composed of 27 Institutes and Centers, the NIH provides leadership and financial support to researchers in every state and throughout the world.

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