ABOUT CLINICAL RESEARCH
Although there are many definitions, a clinical trial or research study is generally considered to be a health-related clinical study in people that follows a pre-defined written protocol.
There is no guarantee that study participants will receive any benefit from participating in the study. If you participate in this study, your hair loss from alopecia areata may not get better. However, this clinical research study may yield new information that could benefit people with alopecia areata in the future by helping to answer questions about the effectiveness and safety of the study drug.
Voluntary Participation and Informed Consent
Participation in a clinical research study is completely voluntary. In all research studies, qualified potential participants are first informed about the clinical research study in detail. After receiving this information, all participants must give their consent in writing to proceed. Some research studies involve more tests and doctor visits than the participant would normally have for an illness or condition.
Privacy and Confidentiality
We will use your answers to the pre-qualifying questionnaire only to see if you may qualify to participate in the THRIVE study. We will not use your information for anything else. If you pre-qualify for the THRIVE study, you will be given a choice to submit your contact information along with your answers to the preliminary questionnaire to a clinical study center conducting this clinical research study for further evaluation. If you make the choice to submit your contact information, your contact information will only be shared with those involved with the clinical research study and will not be shared or provided to any other person or business not related to this particular clinical research study.