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U.S. Food & Drug Administration
Continuing Education and Accreditation
Division of Learning and Organizational Development
Center for Drug Evaluation and Research

Q&A with FDA Podcast: Clinical Trial Basics with Dr. Robert Temple

Step Status
Educational Content
Starts On: Thu, 2/29/24: 12:00 AM EST
Ends On: Fri, 2/26/27: 12:00 AM EST
Type: Enduring Material
Credits: 0.5
Description: This enduring material outlines key steps that go into a clinical trial. It will cover topics such as eligibility criteria for trial participation, the role of placebos, safety measures, and the value of clinical trial participation. This conversation emphasizes the role of well-designed clinical trials in determining the safety and efficacy of new treatments and how the FDA reinforces trial design.
  • Define clinical trials and their role in medical research.
  • Describe the reasons why individuals might want to participate in clinical trials.
  • Outline the responsibilities of organizations like pharmaceutical companies, federal agencies, and the FDA in clinical trials.
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