Find answers to frequently asked questions about clinical research and clinical trials at UMMC.
The word “research” has many different meanings. Researchers study a wide range of topics, and each research study is different. Some studies involve medical procedures or treatments while others may involve a survey. As a UMMC Research Partner, we may ask you to complete a task, take an experimental medication, or provide information that may lead to new medical discoveries.
There are a wide variety of research studies conducted at UMMC:
Each clinical trial has its own benefits and risks which will be explained thoroughly by the study team.
You may benefit from joining a clinical study in one of the following ways:
All trials are different. The clinical trial sponsor may pay for the new treatment, extra tests and extra doctor visits as needed for the trial. Funding for clinical trials can come from various sources including:
UMMC clinical trials and research studies take place at various UMMC locations across the state, with the majority of trials occurring at the main campus in Jackson.
All participants in clinical trials are volunteers and have the right to withdraw from a study at any time. You can withdraw, or decide to not participate at all, without affecting your access to health care at UMMC.