How Clinical Research Volunteers are Protected

Grand Rapids Women’s Health is dedicated to protecting the health, welfare, and privacy of our clinical research patients.

We strictly adhere to the principles of “good clinical practices”, which are internationally recognized as a critical requirement in the conduct of research involving human subjects. We work closely with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) as well as Institutional Review Boards (IRBs) and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to maintain the best interests of our clinical research participants.

All participants in clinical trials have access to the IRB that is overseeing the study they are participating in. In addition, they will also have access to their volunteer advocate, the physician, and staff conducting the trial.

For additional information about how clinical research volunteers are protected, please visit the FDA webpage on clinical trials and human subject protection.