Clinical research brings researchers and volunteers together with the common goal of helping others live healthier lives. Researchers need your help!
For more information, or if you would like to be considered for participation in a clinical research study, please contact us and join our volunteer registry.
We are available to discuss your concerns and answer your questions about participating in our clinical trials.
- Volunteers must be 18 years of age or older
- Clinical trials and research studies are approved by Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
- Participation is always voluntary
Information we collect
- Contact information
- Preferred method of contact
- How you heard about the registry
- Gender identity
- HIV status
- Medical conditions
- Medications used
How we protect your information
- Information will be kept electronically on a highly secured server at BIDMC.
- Only authorized study staff members will be able to access your information.
- If there is a study you might want to participate in, your contact information will be shared with that research team in a safe and secure manner so that they can reach out to you and ask you if you’d like to participate.
Your participation in the registry is entirely voluntary. You may withdraw at any time.
- The information you provide for the registry will be kept indefinitely.
- If you decide you are no longer interested in being contacted for future studies, you may withdraw your participation at any time by either calling us at 617-735-4610 or emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- If you choose to withdraw your participation, all of your information will be removed from the registry and this will have no effect on your status as a BIDMC patient, employee, or volunteer.
Risks and benefits
- There is no direct benefit to you from being in this registry.
- Potential risks include social harms if a friend or family member perceives your involvement with the registry of virology and vaccine research as negative.
- We cannot make a guarantee against potential breaches of electronic information.
After joining the registry
- We may contact you about a study in which you may choose to participate.
- There may not be a research study for which you will be eligible.
- There may not be a study in which you are interested in participating.
- The registry might be reviewed by auditors to make sure that it meets federal and state patient safety and privacy regulations. This procedure protects people who participate in research studies. Reviewers may be members of the BIDMC Institutional Review Board or regulators from the federal Food and Drug Administrators (FDA).