Clinical trials are an important aspect of research and discovery of new treatments. Before a drug or a device treatment is recommended by a physician, it must be tested in a clinical trial. Clinical trials are regulated by the FDA and other regulatory agencies. The aim of a clinical trial is to study the safety and efficacy of the investigational drug or device in humans. The ultimate goal is to find a treatment or even a cure for many of the diseases and disorders we face today. By participating in a clinical trial, you are becoming a part of a solution. Each clinical trial may vary in terms of length and commitment. For more information on the CTSC and to hear participant stories, please watch the videos below.