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Each year, thousands of people are subjects in clinical trials, and millions follow the results in the media. The National Institutes of Health lists more than 273,000 active clinical trials in over204 countries categorized by disease condition, drug intervention, sponsor, and location. A clinical trial is a research study involving human participants, the purpose of which is to answer health questions about how to cure or control disease and how to enhance health. As patient advocates, nurses and other healthcare professionals have a professional and ethical responsibility to advise people about the availability of clinical trials and their rights should they choose to participate. This module provides nurses and other healthcare professionals with information about the design of clinical trials, the advantages and disadvantages of participation, and ways in which participants’ rights are protected.