Participation in a Clinical Trial:How does a trial differ from a regular doctor’s visit?[or: Getting to know the research environment]
You have chosen to participate.
You are under observation, but you are not being evaluated for how you manage your condition.
Researchers can take time to answer your questions. Go ahead and ask, but ask responsibly.
Clinical trials have strict protocols. Get used to repetition, careful note taking, and long waiting periods.
Sometimes the researchers still have to work out the kinks in the set-up/procedure, so be patient.
You’ll need to describe your own symptoms or responses with a greater level of precision than you are used to.