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Declaration of Clinical Research Rights & Responsibilities
for People with Parkinson's (August 2008)

Deciding to participate in a clinical trial or research study can be both exciting and daunting. The key is getting all of the information necessary to make the best decision prior to enrolling in a study. It also means continuing to be informed while you are participating in a clinical study. And, remaining informed about the study and its importance to Parkinson’s research once your participation ends.

We were among a group of Parkinson’s advocates who developed a checklist to help you make an informed decision about enrolling in a clinical study. We hope that once the checklist becomes available in March 2009, you will bring it with you to meetings with clinical research staff and use it as a guide to help you get the most out of your discussions.

The checklist questions are based upon principles outlined by the same Parkinson’s advocates in the Declaration of Clinical Research Rights and Responsibilities for People with Parkinson’s Disease. Our goals are to increase awareness about clinical research studies, empower PWPs to have a more active role as a clinical research participant, and inform the clinical research community about the needs of Parkinson’s research participants.

The principles include:

  • The right to receive comprehensive information
    about a clinical study prior to enrollment.
  • The right to receive ongoing comprehensive
    information throughout their enrollment in a
    clinical study.
  • The right to timely reimbursement for all
    agreed upon expenses associated with clinical
    trial participation.



right to withdraw - right to reimbursement - right to post trial infohttp://www.pdplan4life.com/declaration.pdf


  • The right to withdraw from a clinical study at
    any time without penalty.
  • The right to be informed when a sponsor is
    considering halting or terminating a study.
  • The right to post-study information and
    options for care.
  • The right to be assured that participation in
    clinical research will contribute to the scientific
    evidence necessary to evaluate new and more
    effective treatments.

If you would like more information on clinical research and making the decision to become a study participant visit www.pdtrials.org

Sheryl & Jean



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