The value and potential benefits of research are important to consider when thinking about participating in a research study.
· Contributing to the growing body of knowledge about health and disease, which helps scientists understand disease progression and develop better treatments.
· Contributing to generalizable knowledge that is useful for teachers, health practitioners, and the general public.
· Helping researchers test whether an experimental drug or intervention is effective.
· Receiving educational information about your own health and perhaps a direct benefit from the experimental treatment itself
Participating in research may have a positive impact on your life and help the lives of others as well.