Patient Safety Is a Top Priority in Clinical Research

The top priority in clinical research is protecting the safety of people who participate. Learn more about the numerous layers of review that help keep participants safe.

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Christina Roman

The participation of people with cystic fibrosis in research is crucial to the development of new therapies and in better understanding how to treat the disease. And nothing is more important than protecting their safety. That is why the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation decided early on to create its own specialized review committees and independent Data Safety Monitoring Board with CF experts to review the safety of clinical trials. 

Every trial done through the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Therapeutics Development Network must go through numerous layers of review to protect the safety of study participants. Check out the graphic below for a breakdown of what happens before a study begins and how safety is monitored throughout the study.


Learn more about how patient safety is prioritized in CF studies.

Interested in participating in a research study? Check out our Clinical Trial Finder.

This site contains general information about cystic fibrosis, as well as personal insight from the CF community. Opinions and experiences shared by members of our community, including but not limited to people with CF and their families, belong solely to the blog post author and do not represent those of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, unless explicitly stated. In addition, the site is not intended as a substitute for treatment advice from a medical professional. Consult your doctor before making any changes to your treatment.

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As community engagement manager for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Christina works to help embed the voice of the community into the work of the Foundation. Before joining the community partnerships team Christina worked on the clinical trials team for 3 years and at Colorado Children's Hospital for 2 years supporting the CF team. She holds a master's degree in public health from the University of Colorado. Originally from Estes Park, Colo., Christina now lives in Washington, D.C., with her husband.

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