Your experience during a clinical trial is important to us and the is vital for the success of the research. RCA employs full-time Research Coordinators. This person will be your “Research Concierge” through the clinical trial process. Each trial is assigned one coordinator who works very closely with you throughout the trial and is present at every study visit.
What is the RC?
The Research Coordinator is your “point person” for the trial and is there to help answer questions and guide you through the study visits. We know that being part of a clinical trial is often a new experience and we want to make sure that you are confident every step of the way.
Clinical Trials Information
What do they do?
First, your doctor may identify you as a potentially suitable candidate for a study. He or she will then refer you to the Research Department within RCA so that you can get more information about the trial. A Research Coordinator will contact you to discuss the trial, and give you written information about the trial for your review. This information is the “Informed Consent Form”: a document that details the purpose of the trial, what the investigational medication is, and what the study assessments are, as well as other information. This document is given to potential trial patients so that you can make an informed decision about whether to participate in a study. Aside from that, they will be your point of contact for any questions that arise throughout the trial.
Why does it matter?
At the Retinal Research Institute, we hope for our trials to be able to provide clear results and data. We believe that having an organized and thoughtful approach to working with our participants is an important factor in obtaining the best results for a trial. We think that the Research Coordinator is a fundamental role for patients to feel they are heard and taken care of throughout the trial process.
Learn More about The Clinical Trial Process
We want to provide our participants with all of the resources we can. Find more information on the Clinical Trial Process below.