Lupus, a chronic autoimmune disease that can cause inflammation and pain in any part of your body, affects approximately 1.5 million people in the United States. Lupus research is advancing, but can’t move forward without volunteers. Learn more about opportunities to participate in research studies for lupus.
Research studies and clinical trials test whether a new potential treatment is safe and effective for patients. In some cases, volunteering for research can be done from the comfort of your home. There are many reasons people choose to participate in research and join clinical trials, including access to treatment and receiving quality care. It’s critical that you have the opportunity to share your experience with your disease or condition. The decision to join a clinical trial or a research study is always a personal choice, and you can leave a clinical trial at any time, for any reason.