What are clinical trials Courtesy:Ms Faiza Khawaja
Welcome to Shifa Clinical Research Center (SCRC)! We are located on D4 of Shifa International Hospital, H-8 Islamabad. The primary goal of our research center is to house collaborative health research and clinical trials for the advancement of medical science. To learn more about SCRC, kindly navigate through our website. We welcome your suggestions and feedback.

Guidelines for participants:
Clinical research is health or biomedical research that enrolls human subjects. The study takes place in a clinical setup and follows health research guidelines. In a clinical study, a study candidate is evaluated on the basis of type and severity/status of diseases and then enrolled in the relevant clinical study by the clinical research coordinator. One other method of getting enrolled in a clinical study is that the participants complete the questionnaire compiled by the investigator, may give blood sample but the criteria varies with nature of study. Sometimes health volunteers may be enrolled in what are known as Phase 1 and Phase 11 trials

The participant of a clinical trial/study plays a pivotal role in the study. By participating in the clinical trial, the participant can avail the novel therapeutic options which are not available as other established therapeutic options. It does not always come with a promise of success but the participants participation is beneficial not only to oneself but to the benefit of humanity by helping advance medical research. Advancement in clinical research is a collaborative effort of participants and research team.
If you want to participate in our clinical trials or have any questions, kindly contact our senior clinical research associate Dr Ammad Fahim or mail to scrc@shifa.com.pk . You can also share you option or question here.