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Clinical Trial Participants

EvergreenHealth believes that clinical research is integral to the advancement of medicine. So in addition to providing patients with the best possible care, our research program is involved on the forefront of investigating new treatments.

We facilitate sponsored clinical trials as well as internal investigator-initiated research programs across a spectrum of research subjects

Our research partners include the EvergreenHealth Neuroscience, Spine & Orthopedic Institute, EvergreenHealth Heart and Vascular Care and Seattle Cancer Care Alliance.

Learn more about clinical trials

If you are considering a clinical trial, you probably have lots of questions.  These videos will help you better understand the process.

What are clinical trials?

This short and informative video will give you an overview of clinical trials.

Research patient consent process 

Dr. Pinky Agarwal of the EvergreenHealth Neuroscience Institute talks about the consent process for patients considering participation in a clinical trial.

Selecting a clinical trial

Dr. Pinky Agarwal of the EvergreenHealth Neuroscience Institute explains the process around selecting clinical trials for patients.

What our patients say about the clinical trial experience at EvergreenHealth

For more information

If you would like to learn more about basics of clinical trials or further information about your condition, check these links at the National Institutes of Health website:

What is the consent process like?

You will be given plenty of information about the study, including the Informed Consent Form which will outline the trial, any risks and benefits, and what parts of the trial are considered experimental.  You will take this informed consent document home with you and consider the study for at least 24 hours before we call you again to screen for a trial.

We'll discuss any available alternative treatments outside the scope of the clinical trial that will be advantageous.

We'll explain how we keep your medical information confidential.

When participating in clinical trials at EvergreenHealth, it is most important to know that participation is entirely voluntary. This means that at any time you are able to:

  • disclose to your doctor that you’re not interested in the trial
  • withdraw from the study at any time, without a penalty or loss of benefits to which you are entitled

In other words, the choice to participate in a trial is yours.

What will my research experience be like? 

Here's what you can expect if you participate in a clinical trial at EvergreenHealth:

During the clinical trial, you may have additional lab tests, physical exams or procedures than you would normally receive for your care; this additional work is done to keep track of your progress in the trial. If these items are beyond the scope of your regularly scheduled care, we will seek payment from the research sponsor so you are not charged a fee.

Clinical trial medications may be involved, depending on the study. If during the course of the trial the study doctor determines that your risk of participating outweighs the benefit of being in the trial, they may choose to terminate your participation. This is done to ensure the highest patient safety standards.

We understand participating in clinical trials requires time and effort on your end, so we work with each research sponsor to provide a small stipend to pay for incidental costs you may incur. Stipends are not guaranteed and are variable on each study.

Find a clinical trial

Search by category (Parkinson's) or by the trial name. For a complete list of trials, click Search.