Before deciding to participate in a clinical trial, you will meet with the trial's research team to learn about the study. This might include the Principal Investigator (commonly called the "PI") or Research Coordinator. The PI is the physician who leads the trial, while the Research Coordinator is typically a nurse who works directly with patients.
At the meeting, you'll have an opportunity to ask the team questions about the clinical trial. You should come prepared with a written list, along with a notebook so you can take notes. Typically, it's also okay to bring a recording device so you can review the conversation later. A friend or family member can accompany you to provide support.