Voluntary Human Guinea Pigs: Why Clinical Trials Are Nothing Like That
There is often a negative connotation attached to volunteering for clinical trials. You may be referred to as a "human guinea pig" by people who do not understand how this process works. What others misunderstand is that a "human guinea pig" denotes someone who did not give his/her permission to be part of a science experiment. Clinical trials are not like that at all. Here is more about how these trials work, and why volunteers participate.