About Research

Before you decide to volunteer in a research study you may have some
questions, such as:

What is a clinical trial?
What are my rights as a research subject?
Are there benefits of participating in research?
Are there risks or side effects?
What questions should I ask?
What is informed consent?

You can view the Veterans Health Administration pamphlet for
volunteering in research here: VA Research Pamphlet

All of our studies are reviewed by both the UCSD Human Research Protections
Program and the VA Research & Development Committee. We follow the Good
Clinical Practices set forth by the FDA and ICH.