At Retina Macula Institute of Arizona our patients are our priority, and we want to ensure you have a great experience during your clinical trial enrollment. Our research team is made up of many parts, your direct line of communication will be handled by the research coordinator. You will also encounter our research assistants and our research photographers during the duration of your enrollment in the clinical trial.

What does a research coordinator do?

First, your doctor may identify you as a potentially suitable candidate for a study. He or she will then refer you to the Research team so that you can get more information about the trial. A Research Coordinator will contact you to discuss the trial, and give you written information about the trial for your review. This information is the “Informed Consent Form”: a document that details the purpose of the trial, what the investigational medication is, and what the study assessments are, as well as other information. This document is given to potential trial patients so that you can make an informed decision about whether to participate in a study. Aside from that, they will be your point of contact for any questions that arise throughout the trial.