for joining a clinical trial
Every clinical trial is required to have a protocol that explains what will be done before, during, and after the trial. Additional information and guidelines on who is able to join is included in so-called ‘eligibility criteria’. These are necessary to make sure the results are related to the drug being tested, instead of other factors. The eligibility criteria aim to give the trial the best possible chance of success and help protect volunteers and ensure that it is safe for them to participate.
For a detailed list of the criteria, you can visit the official clinical trial site.
If your child fits the eligibility criteria, researchers have to make sure there aren’t any additional health problems that could be made worse by the clinical trial. For this, a series of medical tests will be done to make sure the participant is fit for the trial. This is called a screening.