To participate in any clinical research study, you must meet all of the eligibility requirements. Requirements will differ for every study, but typically the requirements are related to your age, health, and reproductive status.
If you see a study that interests you, and you meet the posted eligibility requirements, the next step is for you to enter your information. After you submit your information, you will be invited to come to the clinic and register for the study.
At this visit you will be asked for your ID and fill in a database questionnaire form. Then you may register for the study you are interested in. You will now be invited to come for a screening visit.
At the first screening visit, doctors will talk with you about the study and you will sign a consent form. At the second screening visit (usually the next day), they will conduct various tests and assessments to see if you meet all of the eligibility requirements. If you meet all of the requirements, you qualify for study participation. More information will be given when you register.