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What’s involved in clinical trials?

A clinical trial is a research study which tests new treatments and medicines. These tests are vital to determine medication side effects and effectiveness for managing different medical conditions. Doctors rely on the outcomes of clinical trials when making decisions about prescribing medication and other treatments for their patients.

Many people like to volunteer to participate in clinical trials knowing that their involvement is contributing to a body of knowledge that will ultimately help people with the condition.

There are strict rules in Australia governing research activities and approval, and it is important to know that:

  • Participation is voluntary
  • The consent process should explain exactly what you are agreeing to in the trial
  • The clinical trial may or may not help you personally

Below are a number of clinical trials that Epilepsy Action Australia supports. The listed research projects may be at different stages including: recruiting for participants,

  • in progress,
  • pending publication or
  • research findings available.

Select each tile to learn more.

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