Potential benefits of joining a clinical trial
- Study volunteers get early access to new treatments for their symptoms and are monitored closely throughout the trial
- Outstanding medical care is provided at no cost, including comprehensive health screens, MRI scans and PET scans
- The chance to avoid lengthy NHS waiting lists and access specialist private healthcare
- Travel expenses are reimbursed for each visit
- Volunteers have the opportunity to help develop new treatments for future generations
The below process highlights the journey that participants will undertake when volunteering for a clinical study at Re:Cognition Health:
- Register your interest. This can be done through various avenues such as Facebook, the Re:Cognition Health website form or by calling our study team on 703-520-9703 – they may also email firstname.lastname@example.org
- Your profile will be checked by Re:Cognition Health’s dedicated specialists to ensure you meet the eligibility criteria for the particular study.
- A member of our enrollment team will call you to discuss your medical history, current medications, pre-existing medical conditions and symptoms, in order to advise which studies may be suitable for you.
- We will work around your schedule to book your first appointment, at the Re:Cognition Health center of your choice and send an information sheet containing details about your chosen study- This can be requested via email and post.
The following assessments may be undertaken at your scheduled appointments, but only after a specialist doctor has gone through the study details with you in person and confirmed you’re suitable and happy to proceed:
- Physical exam
- Medical review
- Cognitive assessment with a psychologist
- Blood tests/Urine analysis
- MRI/PET scans
- Screening period – this can last up to 8 weeks and will involve various assessments which may include PET scans and MRI, dependent upon the study. The screening is usually completed in 2-4 visits.
- You will be randomized onto the study, being given an active or placebo medication. Neither you nor the doctor will know whether you are taking the placebo or active medication.
- Regular appointments will be arranged for you to visit the clinic to discuss progress, to undergo any relevant testing and to receive the highest level of medical support by our industry-leading team. These visits will be dependent upon the study but are generally every 4-6 weeks.
- Trials last from a few weeks up to a few years, depending on the chosen study.
- At the end of this study period, you are usually given the option to continue to the next part of the trial, where all participants receive the active medication.