Welcome Research Participants

We welcome your input! General questions, concerns, or complaints about research or research participation may be addressed to Marshfield Clinic’s Institutional Review Board office at 1-800-782-8581, ext. 93022. This same number can be called to obtain general information about research, or to offer input.

Introduction to Research

When one considers volunteering for a clinical research study it is important to be knowledgeable of what research participation encompasses.  One should also consider discussing research participation with a physician or family members.

If you have a child considering participation in a Clinical Study, please read through this helpful children’s book, Sophie’s Science Project – What is Medical Research?, developed by Children’s Hospital Boston, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, and The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

Learn more about Clinical Studies and Research Participation by selecting from the links below:

What Is a Clinical Study?
Clinical Trials
Observational Studies
Who Conducts Clinical Studies?
Where Are Clinical Studies Conducted?
How Long Do Clinical Studies Last?
Reasons for Conducting Clinical Studies
Participating in Clinical Studies
Who Can Participate in a Clinical Study?
How Are Participants Protected?
Relationship to Usual Health Care
Considerations for Participation
Questions to Ask
Common Research Terms Defined