Clinical research paves the way for new treatments and interventions
Advancing pediatric health lies at the heart of everything we do here at the Children’s Mercy Research Institute (CMRI). This includes an exciting clinical research program to bring the fruits of scientific discovery right to each child who comes to us for care.
Each year, CMRI researchers participate in hundreds of clinical research studies to make discoveries to improve the health and well-being of children. The term “clinical research” may involve completing surveys and certain tasks to taking part in studies of new medications and treatments for a disease (called “clinical trials”).
Below are some of the most important things to understand about clinical research before you allow your child to participate in a study.