Meet The People Who Make Clinical Trials Possible
Clinical trials can lead to life-changing new medicines, but they’re only possible with the help of every person involved.
Clinical Trial Roles
The Sponsor, often a pharmaceutical company, designs and oversees the execution of the study. In some cases, the Sponsor also discovered the investigational medicine.
The Principal Investigator
The Principal Investigator is the doctor who runs the study and is responsible for all study-related medical decisions.
The Study Coordinator
The Study Coordinator assists the principal investigator and guides participants through the study experience.
Participants are the people who join clinical studies and make research possible.
Pfizer sponsors over 200 clinical trials every year. If you are considering joining a Pfizer study, you will meet with the Principal Investigator and his or her team at their offices in a location near you. These healthcare professionals run the study and will take the time to explain all the details of the clinical trial and answer all your questions.