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Why Should You Take Part in a Clinical Trial?

Why are clinical trials important?

Atlantia Clinical Trials conducts research studies that explore whether a natural product is effective or if the proposed health claims associated with the product are accurate. The only way that this can be tested for effectiveness and tolerance is with the help of volunteers. Getting involved with research studies can speed up the time it takes for potential health products to get on the shelf.  

Why do people take part

People participate in clinical trials for various reasons. Healthy volunteers may participate to help others and contribute to moving science forward. Participants with an illness or disease such as IBS, diabetes or metabolic syndrome also participate to help others, but also to possibly receive a treatment and have additional care from the clinical staff. Clinical trials offer hope for many people.

What are the benefits of participating in a clinical trial?

  • Help to improve medical care for others and future generations
  • Support research that you care about
  • Access new products that might not be on the market yet
  • Take an active role in your own care with health screens for every study
  • Receive reimbursement for your time

Are there risks in taking part in a clinical trial with Atlantia?

It is generally low risk to take part in one of our studies for several reasons.

  • All of our trials are reviewed and approved by our local ethics committee. This committee is made up of doctors from a number of specialties, as well as legal and non-medical members.
  • We only investigate natural food products in our studies. If there is any known risk associated with the product, it is clearly stated in the informed consent which is given to you prior to the start of the trial.
  • Our staff are all trained to conduct research trials to ICH-GCP standards which ensure each participant is treated in an appropriate manner and a strict set of procedures are followed throughout the trial.

Are you interested in participating in a study with Atlantia?

We are currently enrolling for over 13 studies in Cork, covering a range of research areas.

Check to see if one takes your interest here.

Maeve Cronin

Maeve Cronin / About Author