What is a clinical trial?
A clinical trial (also clinical research) is a research study in human volunteers to answer specific health questions. Clinical trials are initiated by pharmaceutical companies or medical researchers to find treatments for various diseases that improve health and quality of life.
Why participate in a clinical trial?
It is a very personal decision to participate in clinical trials. Participants in clinical trials can play a more active role in their own health care, gain access to new research treatments before they are widely available and help others by contributing to medical research.
Quebec Parkinson Network
Parkinson Québec is Quebec Parkinson Network (QPN) partner, an organization whose main mission is to promote multidisciplinary research on Parkinson’s disease.
QPN has established the participant registry, a database of participants that centralizes people with Parkinson’s disease who wish to participate in research projects.
Thanks to QNP, Quebec’s researchers and clinicians are in touch with these participants interested and available to participate in research studies.
For more information on the registry, visit QPN’s website.
For ongoing projects, click here.