If you have ever considered being an investigator in a clinical study, but have not done so before, a Phase IV or registry trial may be the place to start. Phase IV and registry trials utilize approved pharmaceutical or biologic products according to their label instructions, but are needed to gain further safety and efficacy data beyond what was collected in pre-registration trials.
These trials utilize many physician investigators, many of whom have little or no clinical trial experience. These investigators enroll patients according to the labeled indication in order to collect additional data on safety and efficacy. This product use and data collection is done under real use situations, the information collected is essential in further establishing the product's safety and efficacy.
Participating in the database does not require you to participate in a clinical trial, ultimately you decide which trials are right for you. However, just like the lottery, you have to be in it to win it, so by participating, you have the opportunity to be involved in a clinical trial. Of course participation the database does not guarantee that you will be selected as a Investigator for a trial, but it increases your odds. Additionally the more information your provide in your profile and your site profile enhance your selection chances.