CHB-CONNECT: Volunteer for Clinical Research
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The registry is a way to connect individuals, including parents, children, hospital employees or other individuals from the community, who may be interested in participating in clinical research studies, with researchers at the hospital.
What type of volunteers is Children's looking for?
- Healthy children and adults
- Children with medical diseases
- Children with behavioral disorders
Will I automatically be entered into a research study?
Entering the registry does not automatically enter you into a study. Children's researchers review your information, and if you or your child is potentially eligible, a researcher may contact you to discuss the study and possible participation.
What do research volunteers do?
Some research volunteers help researchers test:
- new drugs
- medical devices
- medical procedures
- behavioral interventions
Other volunteers help researchers learn:
- how the body works
- how certain diseases and disorders affect the body
How does a research volunteer help?
Research volunteers help doctors improve medical and behavioral care for patients and help prevent persons from getting a disease or its complications.
What if I do not want to participate in a particular study?
You decide whether or not you or your child would like to participate. At any time, you can decide not to participate in a research study, or you can remove yourself from the registry and we will no longer have access to your information.
Click here to enroll yourself or your children in our CHB-CONNECT Research Volunteer Registry.
Click here to edit your profile.
Click here to remove your profile.
Click here to contact the registration staff by email.
Click here to learn more about different research studies going on at Children's Hospital Boston.
Click here to view "A Parent's Guide to Medical Research."
Valuable information about clinical research in children is available at a comprehensive new Web site created by The National Heart Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI), in partnership with the National Institute of Health (NIH).
Check it out at ChildrenandClinicalStudies.nhlbi.nih.gov
About Children's Hospital Boston
Children's Hospital Boston is a 397-bed comprehensive center for pediatric healthcare. As one of the largest pediatric medical centers in the United States, Children's offers a complete range of healthcare services for children from pre-birth through 21 years of age. In some cases, we also treat adults. Our Advanced Fetal Care Center can begin interventional treatments and procedures at 15 weeks of pregnancy.
Children's Hospital Boston is also home to the world's largest pediatric research facility with a staff of 1,200 scientists and supporting staff. Our researchers have attracted a record $120 million in funding, including more federal funding than is awarded to any other pediatric facility. They study a variety of diseases, their causes and treatments and conduct hundreds of clinical studies in these areas.