It primarily focuses on improving the knowledge of diseases, determining the safety and effectiveness of medications, developing diagnostic methods and new treatments or medical devices designed for human use to ensure better patient care. This involves human participants and helps translate lab research into new information and treatments to benefit patients. Clinical researchers are the ones who design, implement and monitor clinical studies designated for clinical development. They work directly with, or use data from patients to carry out research and to develop new treatments.
In the present scenario, Clinical research is an attractive sector for researchers in India and has the potential for growth and job opportunities in the near future. Moreover, with the participation of multinational companies in Indian clinical research, the industry is anticipated to grow and open up avenues for employment.