Current and Upcoming Trials
Comparison of blood biomarkers in those who had a liver biopsy for possible NASH/NAFLD.
Frequently Asked Questions
Research studies help determine whether new treatments are safe and effective. And 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 in the most safe and ethical way possible to keep participants protected throughout.
Volunteers are part of the next wave of awesome 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 own 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
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.
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 will be different with the qualifications and required activities. You may be required to go to a lab or testing facility or you may complete all of your activities through the app. If study medications or other devices are needed, these can be easily 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.
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 your local primary doctor or healthcare provider for routine medical care
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 in accordance with the highest compliance standards.
When you receive materials you will submit a photo of the shipment received and enter any identifying numbers on the box into the app.
When you take the photo of the shipment, make sure to include the box or kit number in the photo and enter that number into our app.
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.