Clinical Trials

Clinical Trials and Fertility Studies

Please find all the current clinical trials that are active in our network below:

  1. University of Colorado is currently conducting a clinical trial testing three different medications to help women with unexplained infertility to become pregnant.
  2. USC Fertility Launches New Study Examining Natural Cycle IVF
  3. CORM Research Study for Men: Do you have low testosterone?
  4. CORM Research Study for Women: Feeling pain caused by endometriosis?

FAQs

  1. What is a Clinical Trial? In health care, a clinical trial is conducted to allow safety and efficacy data to be collected for new drugs or devices. A clinical trial can only be conducted once satisfactory information has been gathered on the quality of the product and its non-clinical safety. An approval from an ethics committee like IRB (Institutional Review Board) must be granted in the country where the trial is taking place.

    Clinical trials are typically orchestrated by an investigator. Depending on the type of product and the stage of its development, investigators enroll healthy volunteers and/or patients into small pilot studies initially, followed by larger scale studies in patients that often compare the new product with the currently prescribed treatment. As positive safety and efficacy data are gathered, the number of patients is typically increased.

  2. Who is IRB (Institutional Review Board)? An institutional review board (IRB), also known as an independent ethics committee (IEC) or ethical review board (ERB) is a committee that has been formally designated to approve, monitor, and review biomedical and behavioral research involving humans with the aim to protect the rights and welfare of the research subjects. In the United States, Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and HHS, specifically OHRP, regulations have empowered IRBs to approve, require modifications in (to secure approval), or disapprove research. An IRB performs critical  oversight functions for research conducted on human subjects that are scientific, ethical, and regulatory.