Monitoring COVID-19 clinical characteristics and acquired immune response within the general population of France.
Monitoring COVID-19 prevalence, symptoms and acquired immunity in the United States.
Consumer study of selected infant formulas.
Comparing efficacy of pelvic floor muscle training via device to standard exercises for the treatment of stress urinary incontinence.Sign up to participate
Evaluating efficacy and safety of treatment of vasomotor symptoms in postmenopausal women in Italy & Czech Republic.Sign up to participate
A multi-center, open label, contraceptive adolescent safety study.
Evaluating safety and efficacy of a dietary supplement on symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome with diarrhea.
Assessing the safety and efficacy of intervention as treatment of COVID-19 illness.
Comparison of blood biomarkers in those who had a liver biopsy for possible NASH/NAFLD.
Measuring the safety an efficacy of intervention on prevention of COVID-19 illness.
Comparing effects of industry standard to intervention on symptoms of acute watery diarrhea in infants/children.
Assessing efficacy of supplement on sleep via mobile monitoring device paired with decentralized digital platform.
RWD study on usage of Over the Counter (OTC) products for treatment of allergic rhinitis.
RWE study on impact of intervention in patients living with treatment resistant depression (TRD) in Australia.
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Answers to the most frequently asked questions for Participants.
Research studies help determine whether new treatments are safe and effective. Research participants make it all possible.
Participants may receive specific interventions — which may be investigational medications, devices, or procedures — according to a research plan (referred to as a protocol) developed by the scientists and doctors involved in the research. Research studies may compare a new medical approach to a standard one that is already available, to a placebo that contains no active investigational medication, or to no intervention at all. These elements vary depending on the research study, and the research study team will discuss these in detail before you agree to participate. With participant safety top of mind, governing bodies have established rules to ensure that research studies are conducted as safely and ethically possible to keep participants protected.
Our proprietary digital platform minimizes required visits to a lab or research facility, thereby reducing physical contact between the study staff and yourself. This is an added benefit of our clinical trial design, which prioritizes participant safety by diminishing risk for all involved. By facilitating recruitment and enrollment (filling the study) through our digital app, participants have constant contact with a member of the research staff from the moment they express interest in a study. This allows participants to ask questions and resolve potential concerns without the need to directly contact or visit a doctor’s office, ultimately streamlining communications.
Volunteers are part of the next wave of world-class science and can influence the future of medicine. Advances in research have allowed people to get personalized cancer treatments, be vaccinated for polio, manage their diabetes, and countless other developments — and these breakthroughs wouldn’t be possible without volunteers. People volunteer to:
• Help others by contributing to medical knowledge
• Get more involved in their health care and learn about their condition
• Get access to new or different treatments-Join a community and get support
There is no guarantee that a research study will help your condition, but the results will contribute to knowledge that may make a difference in the future care of patients. Your contribution could provide researchers the data needed to prove the effectiveness of potentially life-saving treatment options. When scientists understand how a treatment works among a diverse population, the more likely the treatment is eventually made available to those who need it most.
We understand that talking about your experience is an integral part of feeling supported. You may speak with your family, friends, or doctor about your potential participation in the research study. We also have a talented team of doctors, researchers, and coordinators who are happy to address your questions and concerns.
Our staff has accumulated a vast amount of experience in managing research studies in various therapeutic areas. Chances are we’ve answered questions like those you may have and can confidently help you navigate the decision to join a clinical research study.
You can (and should) share information about the research study with your primary care doctor or another healthcare provider, such as a specialist. We encourage you to do so, especially if this is someone you know well and trust.
Your doctor can be an additional resource when you are first learning about a research study and have many questions that need answering. Rest assured, you can continue to see your doctor throughout the research study for routine visits and tests. Our research study team is available to speak with both you and your doctor if there are any concerns or questions. For example, we can quickly pinpoint health-related concerns in real-time and promptly share our findings with your doctor, should you allow us.
Working together helps to ensure that you are fully supported for your health needs.
There is no cost to participate, and some research studies may offer reimbursement for your time and effort.
This will vary depending on the research study and is clearly described during the informed consent process.
Keep in mind that ObvioHealth’s research studies are designed to alleviate the burden placed on the participant. This means minimized travel requirements, easy-to-understand study activities, and the ability to communicate with our study staff regardless of time or location. All this from an app downloaded to your smartphone or tablet.
The duration of a research study will vary depending on the protocol. Research studies are designed by a team of expert scientists, physicians, and statisticians. When you learn about a research study, you will be informed about the time commitment needed before you consent to participate.
Our team understands the problematic nature of juggling work, family, and involvement in a clinical research study. Our trials are designed to create little-to-no disruption to your daily life, enabling participation without sacrificing time allotted to other areas of your routine.
ObvioHealth research studies are designed to make participation easy for you. When a study is of interest to you, you can answer a few short questions to see if you are a candidate to progress to the next step in the process. Every study has different qualifications and required activities. So don’t worry, if you don’t qualify for a specific study, there will be many more opportunities to participate.
You may be required to go to a lab or testing facility, or you may be permitted to complete all of your activities through the app. If study medications or other devices are needed, these can be quickly shipped directly to you. Participants will use ObvioHealth’s proprietary app on an Android or IOS device to keep connected to the study team and ensure that you know what to do and when to do it.
To keep you informed and up to date on all study activities, our app will display your personalized study calendar and send you reminders and notifications – keeping you on track through every step of the journey.
The electronic informed consent is a document explaining everything about the study, what you will be required to do, and what your compensation will be. When you sign the document, you are confirming you understand the study and all procedures.
We are committed to transparency in our research and will never rush you to complete the electronic informed consent process. We will be available to answer any questions and address any concerns you may have, as we genuinely want you to understand precisely what’s required of your participation before making a decision.
You are under no obligation to complete a research study or give a reason why you’re leaving one. Although we do our best to make our research studies as easy as possible for you to take part in, we understand that there are many reasons why finishing may not be possible.
Your safety comes first, and we will never compromise your health or mental well-being. You will be kept abreast of health-related concerns and can leave a research study at any time for any reason.
After you complete the research study, the study team will answer any questions you may have and get your feedback on your overall experience during the study.
As an ObvioHealth research study participant, you will have access to educational content and future research opportunities. After the study, participants should continue to see their local primary doctor or healthcare provider for routine medical care.
Yes, you can use your Android or IOS device to download our app on the Google Play or App Store. However, you will need a participant ID number (provided by our staff) to gain full access.
This is a measure to ensure each participant’s information remains safe and secure
All participant data is anonymized to protect privacy. Access to this data is also restricted to only authorized ObvioHealth clinical staff and is encrypted, password-protected, and controlled per the highest compliance standards.
Data derived from questionnaires, text, chatbot, photos, video, voice recordings, etc.
The app will notify you when it is time to receive the product, and when it is likely to arrive. When you receive the study materials, you will complete a shipment verification task within the app by entering any identifying numbers that may be located on the packaging of the investigational product.
After completing the shipment verification process within the app, you will receive an immediate notification if the shipment is incorrect.If the shipment is incorrect, ObvioHealth will inform you right away and send the correct shipment to you. You will be instructed how to return the incorrect one.
If you experience any changes to your health during the study, this will be captured on the study questionnaires, and you may be contacted by the study team or the study doctor.
Additionally, participants can reach out to a member of the study staff to inquire about health-related concerns. This is helpful in quickly determining the severity of the AE and identifying next steps.
At ObvioHealth, participant safety is our highest priority, but we always recommend you go to your doctor if you feel you need to.
Not necessarily. In our virtual or ‘site-less’ studies, you can usually live anywhere as remote participation is enabled via the digital app. There are a few of our studies that are geographically limited (hybrid design). However, the majority take place all around the country.
Great news! Our virtual study design enables you to travel – just bring your smartphone and any study products with you. Of course, if you have a lab appointment, you will have to work around this, but our team is happy to assist with scheduling conflicts, etc.
It is easy to return any study materials. We will supply you with a return label. Simply put the contents in the box, put on the label, and send back as soon as possible after you are done.
If you have any unused study product, you can return this at the end of the study. You will be supplied with a return shipping label.
Each study is different, and compensation is dependent upon the requirements of the study. You will learn about compensation for any study as you review the informed consent.