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What is Clinical Research?

Logos of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the NIH Eunice Kennedy ShriverNational Institute of Child Health and Human Development slides in from the left.

Small, stylized computer monitor on which the screen has a prompt, “Would you like to participate?”, with buttons labeled “Yes” and “No.” A cursor travels across the screen to the yes button.

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A stylized tablet computer flies into view. The tablet has on its screen the masthead “Daily News,” the headline “Breakthrough!”, and the text “Mother-to-child HIV transmission rates down to less than 1% in the U.S.” To the right of the text is a silhouette of a pregnant woman.
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Narrator: Clinical research has led to medical advances benefiting everyone …
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The tablet screen scrolls down to a second news item, with the headline “Newborn screening detects diseases at birth!” and the text “Treatment can begin before symptoms occur.” To the right of the text is a silhouette of a woman holding a newborn child.
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Narrator: … even newborn babies.
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Silhouettes in multiple colors of many different types of people doing different activities sprout from the background.
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Narrator: Though clinical research projects are as different as the conditions they study, they have one very important thing in common: participants!

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The person silhouettes disappear as a blue dot appears and sprouts a symbol of a microscope and the words “Clinical Research.” Four more blue dots appear one by one to the upper left, upper right, lower right, and lower left, connected by dotted lines to the Clinical Research dot. The four dots sprout images and text as follows:

Upper left: A woman and child standing in an open doorway and a man in a shirt and tie with a clipboard outside the door, with the text “Home Visits.”

Upper right: A doctor and a patient standing and talking, with the text “Doctor’s Office.”

Lower right: Two scientists standing at a table with flasks on the table and in the scientists’ hands, with the text “Lab/Hospital.” Lower left: A man sitting at a desk with a laptop computer, with the text “Online.”
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Narrator: Uncovering ways to understand, diagnose, prevent, and treat diseases relies on volunteers willing to participate in studies. Clinical research happens in different places …
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Zoom into the Home Visits image and text.
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Narrator: … at home …
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Pan right to the Doctor’s Office image and text.
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Narrator: … the doctor’s office …
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Pan down to the Lab/Hospital image and text.
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Narrator: … a research lab or hospital …
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Pan left to the Online image and text.
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Narrator: … and even online.
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National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent to Adult Health (Add Health)
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Narrator: Since 1994, the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent to Adult Health, or Add Health …
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Silhouettes in different colors of many different types of people appear. A stylized road appears from the bottom to a vanishing point in the middle of the video. The viewer follows the road through the years 1994, 1998, 2002, 2006, and 2012. The road ends at the label “Present,” which is under the silhouette of a female teenager holding a tablet computer, which increases in size as the other silhouettes disappear off the sides of the video.
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Narrator: … has been gathering survey data from more than 20,000 teenagers. It’s helping us understand how behaviors early in life affect health outcomes later in life …
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A quote box extends from the tablet computer. The quote box has a question, “Ready for the survey?”; a button that says, “Click here”; a check box above the question; and an X box below the button.
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Narrator: … all just by having teens answer a few questions from time to time.
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The quote box disappears. The female teenager silhouette shifts left and disappears. Silhouettes of the following figures take turns shifting in from the right and then disappearing to the left: a young man, a pregnant woman, and an old man using a cane.
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Narrator: No matter the format, research cannot happen without people willing to offer their time to help advance understanding of health and disease.
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A stylized computer monitor appears on which the screen has a prompt, “Would you like to participate?”, with buttons labeled “Yes” and “No.” A cursor travels across the screen to the yes button.
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Narrator: Because taking part in clinical research is a personal choice, having all the facts is important.
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The text “Does participating take a lot of time?” shifts in on the left side of the video. A stylized clock with rapidly moving hour and minute hands sprouts on the right side of the video. The text shifts right and disappears behind the clock. The text “Different projects have different timeframes.” shifts in on the left side of the video. The clock shrinks into the background. Four new clocks with rapidly moving hour and minute hands of different sizes and different times sprout.
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Narrator: For example, the length of research varies. Some studies are very short, while others may require repeated surveys or visits.
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A purple dot appears as the four clocks and text shrink into the background. From this dot sprouts a stylized laptop computer on which the screen has a prompt, “Would you like to participate?”, with buttons labeled “Yes” and “No.” A cursor points to the “Yes” button.
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Narrator: Even if you volunteer to participate in online research, you won’t be alone.
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The purple dot with the laptop computer shrinks a little. Six smaller purple dots sprout one by one, starting in the upper right and moving clockwise to the top of the center dot. These dots have symbols of a stethoscope, a molecule, a clipboard and pen, a nurse’s hat, a pair of partially filled test tubes, and a first aid kit, appearing in synch with the narration up to “translators.” The outer dots begin to slowly rotate clockwise around the center dot.
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Narrator: Doctors, scientists, local study coordinators, nurses, lab staff, translators, counselors, and technicians will all be on your side, working with you.
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The purple dots and symbols rapidly shrink into the background. The text “Do you have to be sick to be in a study?” shifts in on the left side of the video. A stylized thermometer sprouts on the right side of the video. The segmented thermometer fills in segments of green, yellow, orange, orange-red, and red in the bulb. Several stylized pills drop from the top of the video and come to a stop under the thermometer.
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Narrator: Many people think that you can only take part in research if you have a disease or condition. Not always. Clinical research projects do need patient volunteers, or people with the disease or condition being studied.
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The thermometer fades into the background and the text fades as it slides to the right. The text “Studies need all types of volunteers including healthy people.” shifts in on the left side of the video. Silhouettes in different colors of many different types of people slide into the screen from behind and to the right of the viewer and eventually stop moving.
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Narrator: But they also need healthy volunteers, people who don’t have a certain disease or condition, to make sure advances are both safe and effective for everyone.
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A stylized computer monitor appears on which the screen has a prompt, “Would you like to participate?”, with buttons labeled “Yes” and “No.” A cursor travels across the screen to the yes button and clicks it.
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Narrator: So thank you for thinking about taking part in clinical research …
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A stylized letter envelope whooshes onto the screen with a stamp and the text “Please Join Us.” The envelope turns around and opens, and a postcard hops out in front of the envelope. The postcard has the text “Thank you for considering clinical research!”
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Narrator: … and consider yourself invited to help make the world a healthier place. To learn more or find out how to volunteer for clinical research, visit our website …
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Logo of the NIH Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development

For more information, visit www.nichd.nih.gov/clinicalresearch
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Narrator: … www.nichd.nih.gov/clinicalresearch.
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