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Why we need multiple COVID-19 Vaccines.

Posted on January 12, 2021 in General

With the FDA announcing authorization for the emergency use of the Pfizer and the Moderna COVID-19 Vaccines, many of us are thinking the battle with COVID-19 is over. Although this has made the light at the end of the tunnel closer and brighter, there is still work to be done to overcome COVID-19. With any […]

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Want to Participate in Another Study?

Posted on December 3, 2020 in General

There are many options available. Once people finish a clinical trial at RCR, they often ask when they can do another study. There generally has to be at least 30 days between studies. However, each study (from the one you just finished, to the one you would like to join) has a different set of […]

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What is a Study Sponsor?

Posted on November 17, 2020 in General

A study sponsor is exactly what it sounds – they sponsor, or take responsibility for and initiates a clinical research study. Learn more about study sponsors here.

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How Vaccinations Save Lives

Posted on September 15, 2020 in General

It’s always better to prevent a disease than to treat it. Vaccine prevent disease in the people who receive them. If enough people are vaccinated against a disease, then the disease cannot spread into their community. This is known as “Community Immunity.” Learn more..

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What is a Protocol?

Posted on August 25, 2020 in General

In order for every study to work appropriately and to answer a study specific question, every clinical trial must have a protocol. Learn more about protocols here.

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Placebo and Control Groups in Research

Posted on August 11, 2020 in General

Both placebos and controls are used in research studies to prevent the placebo effect, or the real or apparent improvement in a patient’s condition due to wishful thinking by the investigator or the patient. Learn more.

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Importance of Diaries in Research

Posted on July 27, 2020 in General

Volunteers are frequently asked to fill out diaries when participating in a study at Rochester Clinical Research. Study diaries are an important tool to collect important information for the study sponsor. Collecting this information accurately is very important for your safety and for the success of the trial. Diaries often times can be electronic (either […]

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