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Participating in a Clinical Trial: Discover how you can contribute to the advancement of medicine

Who We Are

Tekton Research is a network of clinical research sites across the United States. Founded in 2006, our team of principal investigators has extensive vaccine experience and successfully recruits from pediatric, adult, maternal, and elderly populations, with a focused attention on diversity, and a deliberate concentration on knowledge, skills, and integrity

The development of new medicines, treatments, and cures would be impossible without clinical trials.

Clinical trials, also known as “clinical studies” or “research studies,” are crucial in assessing the safety and effectiveness of medicines, medical devices, and tests. These trials provide opportunities for participation, both for healthy people and those with the condition(s) under investigation. It’s important to note that factors such as age, gender, and treatment history can influence your eligibility to participate in a study.

What to Expect When Participating in a Clinical Trial

Your doctor might inform you about a study, or you can discover one through an online search.

For Tekton studies, visit When you identify a trial that interests you, you will complete a questionnaire to determine if it is suitable for you. If you’re eligible, you may visit a clinic for a physical assessment. While each study varies, the informed consent process ensures that you understand the details of the trial. You will learn about the product under investigation, your role in the study, potential side effects, and the required visits, eliminating any surprises. After thoroughly understanding your role, you may sign an informed consent form. You have the right to withdraw your consent, allowing you to exit the study at any time. You will undergo a physical examination tailored to the study’s requirements. Additionally, specific tests or exams may be conducted, with the results shared with you. During the administration of the investigational product, clinical staff will carefully monitor your health and may conduct additional tests to evaluate its effects. Certain studies require multiple clinic visits. You may be eligible for compensation to cover study-related time and travel.

The Advantages

Participating in a clinical trial can offer numerous benefits. People who join these studies may:

  • Gain knowledge about new medications: Clinical trials provide additional treatment options for people with both common and rare health conditions.
  • Receive expert medical examinations and care: The physicians involved in clinical trials are often specialists in the specific conditions) under investigation.
  • Experience a sense of achievement: By participating, you’re assisting others and contributing to the progress of medical research

The Risks

Clinical trials follow ethical principles and regulations, similar to standard medical practices. However, clinical studies involve investigational products that may have potential side effects or be ineffective. Oversight of these trials are conducted by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Strict protocols are implemented and reviewed by Institutional Review Boards (IRBs), to safeguard your rights.

Your safety is our top priority throughout the trial.

Pre-Study Checklist: Questions To Ask Before Enrolling in a Research Study

Participating in a research study is an important decision, and Tekton’s specialists are available to assist you every step of the way. Here are questions you can ask to see if a study might be right for you:

  • What is the primary objective of this study?
  • How will the medication, medical device, or test be administered?
  • How frequently will I need to visit the clinic for appointments?
  • is there compensation available for time and travel associated with the study?
  • is insurance a requirement for participation in this study?
  • If the treatment proves effective, can I continue using it after the study?
  • Will I undergo any examinations, tests, or follow-up care?
  • Who is the physician and/or staff responsible for conducting this study?
  • How is my privacy protected throughout the study?
  • Will the study have any impact on my current treatment plan or daily life?