Participate in clinical research to help future patients
By participating in clinical research you won’t just be receiving cutting edge therapies before they’re released to the public – you’ll be furthering research to help future patients suffering from the same conditions you have today.
AllerVie collects medical history information to ensure that you meet the specific criteria to be accepted for a study. Once that is confirmed, an initial screening visit is scheduled.
At this initial visit, you’ll go over all the study information with one of our study coordinators, and specific examinations will be done to further determine if you qualify for the study.
Qualify & Onboarding
After the screening visit is complete, if you do qualify for the study, you’ll then schedule upcoming visits with the study coordinator.
From that point on, you will come to an AllerVie clinic for study visits as scheduled. You can expect to stay in constant contact with the study coordinator, as we work to ensure your safety and well-being throughout the completion of the study.
Steps to Participation
If you are interested in participating in an AllerVie clinical research study, you can expect the following:
Cutting-edge Clinical Research Built to Scale
More studies in asthma, allergy, and immunology than any other organization in the nation.
Participate in a study based in one of our clinics. New locations added quarterly.
Pioneering new therapies based on years of experience in clinical research.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Clinical research is a branch of healthcare science that determines the safety and effectiveness of medications, devices, diagnostic products and treatment regimens intended for human use. These may be used for prevention, treatment, diagnosis or for relieving symptoms of a disease. Carefully conducted clinical research studies are the safest and fastest way to find treatments that work in people and new ways to improve health. Research studies are conducted according to a plan called a protocol. A protocol describes what types of patients may enter the study including schedules of tests and procedures, drugs, dosages, length of study, and outcomes that will be measured.
Clinical research is conducted for a variety of reasons, including to see if a new drug or device is safe and effective for people to use, to compare existing treatments to determine which is better, or to study different ways to use standard (approved) treatments, so they will be more effective, easier to use, and/or decrease side effects. Clinical research helps us learn how to best extend treatments to a different population, such as children, by learning its efficacy on the new group.
Patient safety is our top concern when conducting clinical research. To protect the rights and welfare of clinical research participants, U.S. Federal Agencies including the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) & the National Institutes of Health (NIH) oversee much of the medical research and the U.S. Institutional Review Boards (IRBs) oversee the centers where clinical research studies are conducted. IRBs review and approve study protocols to ensure that a clinical trial is ethical and that volunteers’ rights are protected.
A participant in a clinical trial has access to the IRB that is overseeing the research and access to a volunteer advocate, the physician, and the staff conducting the trial.
There are many benefits to participating in clinical research, including access to potentially new research treatments, expert medical care for the condition being studied (as our investigators are generally specialists in the disease area being studied), and the ability to help others by contributing to medical research and treatment advances. Additionally, financial reimbursement for time and travel is often available to those who participate.
While there are many benefits to participation in clinical research, there are also some potential risks. These include the potential that the treatment may not be effective, participation in the trial may be demanding and time-consuming, and there may be unpleasant, serious, or even life-threatening side effects resulting from the treatment. You should weigh both the potential risks as well as the benefits and potential for positive outcomes when considering participating in clinical research. Often, the possible outcomes of cutting-edge therapies and the results they can deliver greatly outweigh the possible risks.
“ Great staff. They are amazing. It’s nice to walk in and see a friendly face. They explain everything clearly and easy to understand. I would tell someone who was on the fence about participation that it’s worth it. It has changed my life, and can possibly do the same with everyone else struggling with the same thing. ”
“ The study coordinator was fantastic; she was very informative about the study. It was a good environment to have the study. The study is a good way to help doctors figure out more about the products available to help people with any medical situation. I would participate in another study to continue to learn and gain knowledge of all the drugs available to help people with eczema. ”
“ The staff was/is amazing. Carla, Maegan, and Kellie are so sweet. They make sure my daughter is calm and not nervous or scared ever. It is such a pleasure to have them as our nurses/caregivers here. They take great care of us. I have never seen my daughter without constantly itching or with pain from the eczema. She no longer gets asked at school what is wrong with her skin. The study was worth all the gold in the world. ”
“ Everyone has been so helpful and kind throughout the whole process. They are available for your needs and they genuinely care for your well being. We never had any fears starting the study, just anxiety over whether or not it would work and what else we could do if it didn’t work. If you have exhausted all available treatments and haven’t gotten full relief it is definitely worth trying out, you may be pleasantly surprised. ”