Am I able to participate in a clinical trial if I don’t live close to a trial site or cannot travel?
Many clinical trial programs offer patients options for participating in a clinical trial remotely, i.e., away from the main investigational site. When patients must travel, most clinical trial programs cover travel and housing expenses. Other studies may not require patients to travel and may relieve such travel burdens by communicating and collecting patient data using electronic devices, applications on phones or desktop or tablet computers, as well as telemedicine (telehealth) videoconferences between patients and clinical trial doctors. The clinical trial program will determine the most feasible and accommodating options for their study participants based on the trial itself.