Participate in clinical trials and safety

Are clinical trials safe?

At ICON, your safety always comes first. During a trial, you are monitored very closely by our specially trained doctors and nurses. We tell you everything we are going to do, how we are going to do it and which side effects could potentially occur.

Rules and regulations concerning clinical trials

Strict rules and regulations apply to clinical trials. Those rules and regulations are in place to ensure that clinical trials are safe and sound. All trials by ICON must comply with these rules.

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Side effects during a trial

Side effects

During the trial, you may suffer from mild symptoms like headache or nausea. That may be caused by the medication. It might also be caused by needing to fast for the trial, for example. Those side effects are no fun, but fortunately are not dangerous.

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Prediction of side effects

Before a medication is tested on people, it has already been studied extensively in a lab. This enables us to predict well which side effects you might get and we can prepare you for them. It almost never happens that participants suffer from unexpected side effects. For example, an allergic reaction to the medication occurs on average once a year.

Well insured

As a participant in a clinical trial, you are well insured. At the research center, you are covered by our liability insurance. In addition, we take out a special insurance policy for participants in clinical trials for you.

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Without research no new medicines

New research would not be possible without participants like you. And that would mean there would be no new medicines for patients.

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