Participating in Clinical Trials

Clinical Studies & Trials

Frequently Asked Questions

Here are some of the most commonly asked questions about clinical studies and trials. You can find the answers in our Frequently Asked Questions. Have a question you don't see answered here? Send an email to Hope Newport, Family Services Manager, at [email protected].

  • How do I learn which registered clinical trials are available for FOP? 
  • How do I know if I'm eligible to participate in a clinical trial?
  • How do I choose between clinical trials?
  • If I'm interested in participating in a clinical trial what are my first steps?
  • How do I know if a clinical trial is safe?
  • Is participating in a clinical trial the same as getting a treatment?
  • Will I have to take a placebo?
  • Can I withdraw from a clinical trial?
  • Do I have to pay to be in a clinical trial? Will I be paid to participate?
  • If I enter a clinical trial am I excluded from ever participating in another trial?


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