The United States has one of the most complex healthcare systems in the world. The Office for Human Research Protections (OHRP), National Institutes of Health (NIH), and U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) websites provide public information about clinical studies, drug development, and other health care aspects. The Good Clinical Practice (GCP) guidelines include standards on how clinical trials should be conducted, define the roles and responsibilities of clinical trial sponsors, investigators and CROs. It also includes information about protection of human rights of people participating in trials and provides assurance of the safety and efficacy of the newly developed compounds.
The US FDA is committed to protecting the participants of clinical trials, as well as providing reliable information to those interested in participating.