Research to discover new therapies for Parkinson's disease is moving fast. But clinical trials face a roadblock that slows progress -- a chronic shortage of research volunteers.
To shed light on research and increase the flow of participants to the studies that urgently need them, we are pleased to share the Trial Participant Pack -- a comprehensive, easy-to-use resource that lays out everything you want to know about research participation:
- The informed consent process, phases of studies, and other fundamentals
- The range of research opportunities available, from filling out surveys at home to giving blood to more complex, in-clinic procedures
- How and why volunteers, including those recently diagnosed and those years into their journey, are needed, and how families can support research
Thank you for sharing our vision and for all that you are doing to help us move Parkinson's research forward.