FAQ

Our clinical studies interest you but you have questions?
Find the answers here.

1

IS IT SAFE TO PARTICIPATE INTO STUDIES?

Our main concern is the safety of all participants in our studies. Thus, all studies are subject to strict scientific evaluation and must be approved by an ethics committee before starting. In addition, follow-up visits and inspections take place several times during the study to ensure the proper functioning and study safety for patients. The research team also includes doctors and staff trained to respond to problems.

2

HOW CAN YOU PARTICIPATE IN A STUDY?

You just need to contact the research staff of the study you wish to participate in. You can get more information and schedule a first meeting by calling directly.

3

CAN I PARTICIPATE IN SEVERAL STUDIES AT THE SAME TIME?

It all depends on the type of study. You can discuss the options available to you with the research staff of the studies you wish to join.

4

WHAT IS INFORMED CONSENT?

Informed consent is the permission given by a participant to carry out a specific study or intervention, having previously received all the information necessary to make this decision.

5

IS MY PARTICIPATION CONFIDENTIAL?

Yes. All information collected will be kept confidential to the extent provided by law. You will only be identified by a code number and no identifying information will be used.

6

WHAT HAPPENS IF I DEVELOP A HEALTH PROBLEM OR AN EXISTING HEALTH PROBLEM WORSENS DURING THE STUDY?

You will be evaluated by our medical team in order to take a decision on what is best for you. Your safety is the priority.

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7

DO I HAVE THE RIGHT TO CHANGE MY MIND AND STOP PARTICIPATING IN THE STUDY AFTER IT HAS STARTED?

Yes, participation in studies is completely voluntary. Your consent can be withdrawn at any time and you will not have to justify yourself.

8

ARE WE PAID WHEN WE REFER PEOPLE TO PARTICIPATE IN A STUDY?

Unfortunately no. However, nothing prevents you from encouraging your acquaintances to participate in a study. Their participation in a study could allow them to improve their health while contributing to the advancement of science.

9

CAN I TAKE MY USUAL MEDECINES DURING THE STUDY?

Generally yes. However, the answer to this question varies for each study. Your usual medication will be evaluated by a healthcare professional.

10

WILL I RECEIVE TREATMENT DURING THE STUDY?

The treatments you will receive and the tests you will undertake depend on the studies. All treatments, risks, tests and exams will be explained to you at the study start. You can ask any questions you want.

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WILL I BE ABLE TO SEE A DOCTOR?

It all depends on the type of study you are participating in. Studies testing a treatment or research product generally include medical visits with a doctor, while other studies, such as surveys, do not.

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WHO WILL BE RESPONSIBLE FOR MY CARE DURING MY PARTICIPATION IN THE STUDY? WILL I BE ABLE TO SEE MY OWN DOCTOR?

Our research team includes doctors, nurses and health care professionals who will be responsible for your care. With your consent and if necessary, we will communicate with your attending physician to advise him that you are participating in a research protocol. We encourage participants to contact their treating physician for health conditions not related to the study.

13

WILL I RECEIVE FINANCIAL COMPENSATION?

Generally yes. There is a financial compensation for the majority of studies and the amount varies between studies.

14

WILL I HAVE ACCESS TO THE RESEARCH RESULTS?

Yes. You will be able to know the general results of this study if you ask the responsible researcher at the study end. However, you will not be able to get your individual results, you will only have the overall study results.

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IS PARKING PAID WHEN WE COME TO OUR RESEARCH APPOINTMENTS?

No. The financial compensation covers such costs.

CHUM Research Center (CRCHUM)

900 St-Denis St., 4th & 5th floor,

Montreal (QC) H2X0A9

Phone: 514-890-8000 #30933
Email: labo.jutras.aswad@gmail.com

Myths and realities of a clinical research study

Didier Jutras-Aswad
RESEARCH LABORATORY

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*People wishing to participate in one of the studies or who have questions about them can contact the lab. People who wish to obtain addiction and/or mental health care or services can contact the addiction rehabilitation center or the psychosocial center in their region. They can also call emergency services if their condition requires it.