FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What is Veracity Clinical Research?
Veracity Clinical Research is an organisation dedicated to medical research studies in the field of dermatology. We aim to find better ways of managing skin conditions, by developing new treatments for dermatological disorders, and comparing existing treatments with new management concepts to offer innovative options to participants. Veracity is always looking for new volunteers to participate in clinical trials.
What sort of trials does Veracity do?
Veracity Clinical Research conducts trials on a number of dermatological conditions. Trials may test new treatments, combinations of drugs and methods, or evaluate existing options, related to particular conditions. Veracity regularly conducts trials in the fields of:
Hidradenitis Suppurativa (HS)
Atopic Dermatitis (Biologic)
Basal Cell Carcinoma
See our Current and Upcoming Trials here.
How old do I have to be to participate in a trial?
The age required to participate in a trial will vary and is dependent upon each study. Some trials require participants over 18 years of age, but this will be confirmed by Veracity staff during the application process. Please note volunteers may be excluded from studies based on other selection and eligibility criteria.
Will participating in a trial cure my condition?
The inherent nature of research is to test and find results on a particular subject. With experienced clinical researchers conducting Veracity trials, participants will be given treatment options suitable to their condition. However, reactions to treatment will differ with each participant, leaving the result dependent upon the body of the individual. Veracity staff will explain any potential risks and benefits associated with participation during consultation with participants.
Does it cost anything to be involved in a trial?
No, it does not cost participants to be involved in a Veracity study. However, your first visit where our doctors assess whether you are eligible for a specific trial will incur a fee at our regular practice rates, which will vary but can be anywhere up to $250. Also, participants must consider costs associated with travelling to appointments at the clinic and personal time commitment.
Are there risks associated with being involved in a trial?
Trials conducted by Veracity Clinical Research are governed by a series of regulations, guidelines and ethics to protect participants from unreasonable risks. Veracity works to ensure that best and safest practice is employed for everyone involved by adhering to the protocols set out by these bodies.
Veracity supplies prospective participants with complete and accurate information about what will be involved in the trial, to ensure participants understand any potential risks or benefits that may be associated with the trial.
Every clinical research trial is submitted to an Independent Research Ethics Board for approval before the study can be performed.
Do I have to attend the clinic to participate in a trial?
Yes, you will have to attend appointments at the clinic in order to be properly consulted and monitored by the trial team throughout the process of the study. Veracity Clinical Research is located on Level 1, 250 Ipswich Road, Woolloongabba QLD 4102, within the PA Parking Building.
Do I need a referral to participate in a trial?
No, you do not need a referral to participate in a trial. However it is recommended in order to give our researchers further information about your medical history and condition, to allow us to liaise with your GP.
Can I participate in a study run by Veracity Clinical Research while also participating in another trial?
No, patients are not able to participate in a trial run by Veracity Clinical Research while also participating in another trial. It is important that the patient is focused on one medical treatment at a time, to avoid confusion or harm to the body.
What information do I need to bring to my first appointment?
On attending your first appointment, patients must bring information on current and past medical history and medications.
Are treatments invasive? Do patients receive injectable, oral or topical medication?
The type of treatment given to each patient is dependent on what study the patient is participating in, and may include injectable, oral or topical medication. If you have any further queries regarding the specific types of medication issued to patients, please email or phone our friendly staff at firstname.lastname@example.org or 07 3039 1300.
Is there parking available at the clinic? Is the parking paid or cost-free?
Parking is conveniently located on Level 1 of the "PA Parking" building accessible via Wolseley Street. Veracity/Gabba Dermatology has 10 allocated parks for patient use, if there is not one available proceed to vacant parking spot. All parking for patients involved in a trial is free, however, your first visit when you are not on a trial yet, parking will be at your own expense at discounted rates. Public transport is also an easy option in travelling to your appointment, with bus and train stations within close walking distance to the clinic.
What are your opening hours?
Veracity Clinical Research is open between 6.30am-4:30pm Monday to Thursday and 6:30am-1pm on Friday.
What happens during a trial and what are my responsibilities as a participant?
During the visits to Veracity, you will be asked questions regarding your medical history and health in general. Blood samples, ECG readings, weight, height and girth measurements, and vital sign readings are generally taken for all trial participants as per the protocol for the study.
Your responsibilities as a patient are that you attend the scheduled visits to our clinic, adhere to study guidelines, undergo any additional medical tests, such as chest-x-rays, as per the study protocol and freely communicate with Veracity staff. It is strongly advised that patients continue to regularly see their general practitioner as part of their health care plan and to also have regular skin cancer checks.
Pending on the protocol and the trial design, each visit varies, and full details of the trial will be explained to you at the screening visit and is also in the consent form which will be provided to you.