Clinical Research

Conducting Clinical Research

Clinical Research studies try to answer questions about how well a clinical practice or performance is working in a specific clinical area. An example of this is a clinical research study that investigates the impact of providing educational resources to women with HIV who are considering pregnancy to ensure the best patient outcomes. 

The studies might involve collecting information and samples (e.g. blood samples) from people who choose to take part. 

The information collected is analyzed to learn more about:

  • The natural history of disease;

  • Ways of diagnosing disease;

  • How the disease could develop; and

  • Disease and treatment.