Participation in a Clinical Trial:I don’t want to be ‘just a number’![or: Working with the researchers]
Face it, you are giving the researchers a set of data. But, you have the opportunity to make yourself more than a set of data….
Get to know the research team by doing more than one trial at the same location.
Learn about the ideas/issues being explored in the trial and ask questions! Let the researchers know you are interested in their work.
Show up on time; finish what you start; be professional.
Don’t abuse the perks, such as: travel stipends, meals, contact with the press, etc.