Human Research Volunteer Informational Videos
These short videos provide basic information about human research, including clinical trials, medical research, and other kinds of research. They help potential research volunteers understand how research works, what questions they should ask, and things to think about when deciding whether to participate in a study.
Videos on Clinical Research Basics
Part 1: What is Medical Research?
Part 2: Deciding to Participate in Clinical Trials
Part 3: Questions to Ask Before Volunteering in Clinical Trials
Explaining Randomization in Clinical Trials
How is Medical Research Different from Medical Care?
Videos on Other Types of Human Research
Research with Medical Records and Samples from Medical Care
Participating in Social and Behavioral Health Research
Videos on Protecting Human Research Volunteers
How IRBs Protect Human Research Participants
Informed Consent for Research: What to Expect
Research with Children: What Parents Need to Know
Return to www.hhs.gov/About-Research-Participation
Content last reviewed on February 23, 2021