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Center for Bioequivalence Studies and Bioassay Research (CBSBR) is a contract clinical research organization that mainly conducts bioavailability and bioequivalence studies. In bioavailability and bioequivalence studies two or more pharmaceutical products are compared in terms of rate and extent of absorption after administration in similar doses to healthy volunteers.

What is Clinical Research Volunteer?

Center for Bioequivalence Studies and Bioassay Research invites healthy human volunteers for participation in clinical research studies.  CBSBR provides opportunity for healthy volunteers–local, national, and international–to participate in medical research studies (sometimes called trials). Healthy volunteers provide researchers with important information for comparison with people who have specific illnesses. Nearly over 200 healthy volunteers have participated in past studies conducted at CBSBR.

A clinical research volunteer is a person with no known significant health problems who participates in clinical research to test a new drug, device, or intervention. Research with healthy volunteers is designed to develop new knowledge, not to provide direct benefit to study participants. Healthy volunteers have always played a vital role in medical research and progress of medical knowledge.

Facilities for volunteers at CBSBR

Housing facilities for volunteers are designed and developed keeping in consideration the comfort of subjects and compliance with regulatory & GCP-ICH standards as well. Our clinical facility comprises of:

 

What are the benefits of volunteering to take part in clinical research?

Healthy volunteers who take part in clinical research studies at CBSBR may:

 

Will I be compensated?

Yes. CBSBR compensates volunteers for their time and, in some instances, for the inconvenience of a procedure. Compensation amount varies as per time and visits required for a particular study. Compensation is also calculated according to the level of inconvenience faced by subjects during the study.


Are there any risks?

The CBSBR staff will explain any risks, requirements (like age, health, weight, height, non smokers, non addictive), restrictions (blood donation, eating and drinking), or possible side effects (hypersensitivity, headache, nausea, vomiting, skin irritation) before you agree to take part in any study. It is wise and important that you ask them any questions or voice any concerns before you make a decision about taking part.


What about confidentiality?

All information we receive is kept confidential to the extent possible by law. Bottom line, we will not release any information that identifies our volunteers to anyone else, unless we have permission to do so from the volunteer. The exception is that we are required to report information about child abuse and certain infectious diseases.

 
How are studies approved for volunteer participation?

Every clinical trial is approved and monitored by an Institutional Review Board (IRB) or Independent Ethics Committee (IEC) to make sure the risks are as low as possible and are worth any potential benefits. An IRB/IEC is an independent committee of scientists, physicians, statisticians, community advocates, and others that ensures that a clinical trial is ethical and the rights of study participants are protected. All institutions that conduct or support biomedical research involving people must, by federal regulation and international research standards, must get their research protocols reviewed by IRB/IEC that initially approves and periodically reviews the research progress.
In addition, physicians, scientists, and supporting staff rigorously screen all studies for safety, ethics, and need.


How can I volunteer?

To participate in the study as a volunteer you will contact us on our number (+92-21-37715064), our related clinical staff member will register your name in volunteer data base record. You may also fill our online volunteer recruitment form provided at our official website for the consideration of your inclusion in our studies.

To participate in the in the study, we’ll ask you to provide some basic information and give us permission to share that information with the research team. If you are a potential match to a study’s requirements, the study team will contact you as soon as we will start the screening process.


How do I enroll?

You can contact us at 92-21-37715064 between 8:30am to 3:30pm (PST) or you will see news and updates at our website www.cbsbr.org for further details.  Person who wishes to be volunteer in our research must call himself/herself to register. Anyone who is between 18 to 50 years of age, and is healthy can be volunteer in our studies. You are also encouraged to enroll other people (family members, relatives and friends) as a volunteer after taking their consent for the same.


Who sponsors clinical trials?
              

Clinical trials are sponsored or funded by a variety of organizations or individuals such as physicians, medical institutions, foundations, voluntary groups, and pharmaceutical companies, in addition to federal agencies. Trials can take place in a variety of locations, such as hospitals, universities, doctors’ offices, or community clinics.


How can I find studies currently recruiting volunteers?

You can find information about research studies currently recruiting volunteers by visiting our website www.cbsbr.org.

 

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