Main Line Fertility has a research division solely dedicated to conducting ground breaking clinical research trials. We have participated in multiple international clinical trials that have been published in leading fertility journals around the world and have helped change the way that contemporary infertility treatment is practiced.
Patients who participate in clinical research trials at Main Line Fertility not only get the satisfaction of helping the medical community and future fertility patients, but they may also qualify to receive deeply discounted medications and fertility services.
Frequently Asked Questions
Physicians, nurses, sponsors, auditors, statisticians, and federal and nonfederal regulatory bodies carefully monitor the actual conduct and safety of protocols. This means that different groups are reviewing the safety and progress of each protocol on a regular basis. If any of these groups determine that there is a concern with how the study is conducted, the study will stop.
Each clinical research trial is different. Each trial tries to find answers to a specific question. Researchers must follow strict rules to decide who may take part in research. Not everyone with the disease or problem that is being studied can take part in a research study. If your doctor thinks that you might qualify for a study, he or she may ask if you want to take part. Many patients also look for research studies on their own through websites or support groups. If you have questions about whether you would be a qualified candidate to be enrolled in one of our current trials please contact our clinical research department.
To be included in research, you must agree to take part. You may drop out of a research study at any time, even if you already agreed to participate. Saying no to participating in research will not change your standard medical care in any way. If you have questions about participating, you may talk to your doctor or to another doctor who is not a member of the research team about your other choices.
- You have the right to not take part in a research study.
- You have the right to drop out at any time.
- You have the right to be given new information about the study.
- You have the right to ask questions at any time and have them answered as soon as possible.
In addition to your rights as a research participant, you also have the responsibility to stay informed during your participation in a study. We encourage you to ask questions about anything you do not understand or simply want to know.
With most clinical trials, you will be compensated for your time, effort, and travel.
Compensation will typically be in the form of a gift card, preloaded debit card, discounted services and/or medication.