Questions you may ask the trial doctor 2018-05-27T12:56:22+00:00

Questions you may ask the trial doctor

The questions below should be clearly answered to patients before they decide whether or not to participate in a clinical trial. Patients are recommended to discuss them with the doctor conducting the clinical trial (investigator).

While talking to the doctor, do not hesitate to ask any questions you would like to have answered and take as much time as you need to read the informed consent document. Feel free to discuss your participation with members of your family. Their support may be important. It is important that you receive all information you need to make your decision.

  • What is the purpose of the trial?
  • How many subjects will take part in the trial?
  • Which tests will be performed?
  • Has the investigational medicinal product already been investigated?
  • What are the risks of participation?
  • What are the potential benefits?
  • What are other available medicinal products or forms of treatment for my disease?
  • How long should I participate in the trial?
  • How often should I have to visit the institution where the trial is conducted?
  • How will my participation in the trial affect my daily life and routine?
  • What are my obligations as a subject?
  • Will I receive the results of the trial?
  • Do I have to stay in the hospital?
  • Will treatment with the investigational medicinal product be available after the trial ends?
  • How will they know whether the investigational medicinal product is effective?
  • Who will be in charge of me during the trial?
  • Am I allowed to discuss my participation with other patients, family, friends, etc.?
  • Who will have access to my medical information?
  • How will the privacy of my personal medical information be protected?
  • Who can I contact in the case of an adverse reaction or a medical emergency?
  • Will my family doctor be notified of my participation?
  • May I discontinue my participation in the trial at any time?
  • Who can I contact in the case of any further questions?
What are clinical trials?
Medicinal product development and phases of clinical trials
How are clinical trials conducted?
Possible benefits and risks of participation
Rights and protection of subjects
Glossary of clinical trial terms
Questions you may ask the trial doctor
Where can I get more information?