Participate in Research

Participate in Research

Expanding Medical Knowledge

Many people like to participate in research studies knowing that they are helping others by increasing the medical understanding of epilepsy, how seizures are treated and its impact on the lives of those who have the condition and their families.

In Australia there are strict rules governing human and animal research activities and approval through a recognised ethics committee is needed to ensure there is minimal risk to the participant and potential benefit to the community from the findings.

Before you commit to participating in a clinical trial, it is best to be fully informed about the objectives of the research, what is expected of you and any risks and potential inconveniences that may be experienced during and after the trial.

There are many different types of clinical research studies that may or may not be of direct benefit to you and these include: