FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
STUDY TEAM AND FUNDING
Who is leading this clinical trial?
This clinical trial is led by a research team at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and takes place at sites across the United States.
How is this study being funded?
This study is funded by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute through the National Institutes of Health.
What are the different drugs being studied in the trial?
Different drugs are being studied in this clinical trial to see if they help hospitalized patients recover from COVID-19. Each drug is different and may be given in a different way. This includes by mouth, injection, or through an IV. The study team will give you more information about how the drug is given after you join the study.
Is this study testing COVID-19 vaccines?
NECTAR is a clinical trial studying different treatment options for people with COVID-19. COVID-19 vaccines are used to prevent the spread of COVID-19, not treat the virus.
Why are treatments still needed?
People are still being hospitalized with COVID-19. Because of this we need to continue to find treatments for people sick with COVID-19.
TREATMENTS AND RISKS
Are there any risks for taking part in this study?
Studies are important because they see what kind of side effects a drug may have and if it can help the people who need it. The informed consent form has detailed information about the study, including the possible benefits and risks to taking part.
If you start to see that one of the drugs work, will you speed up the study?
A separate group of experts who monitor the safety of the trial will look at and analyze the data throughout the study. If they see that results are either promising or harmful, they will alert the study team.
Does it cost money to take part in this study?
The treatment that you receive from the study will be paid for by the study. Any additional treatment that you receive outside of the study will be your responsibility.
JOINING THE STUDY
Am I able to join this study?
You may be able to join this study if you are 18 years or older and are hospitalized for COVID-19. You must meet the study’s eligibility criteria which are outlined in the full informed consent form.
When are patients able to join this study?
Adults who are hospitalized with COVID-19 will be approached about joining this study once they have been admitted into the hospital.
Can I join this study if I don’t speak English?
Yes! People from all backgrounds are encouraged to take part in this study. All study materials including the (1) informed consent forms, (2) video consents, and our (3) study website are translated into multiple languages including English and Spanish.
Can I participate in this study if I have a preexisting condition?
Individuals with certain preexisting conditions may be able to join this study. Please see the study’s informed consent form for a full list of eligibility criteria. You may also ask your doctor, nurse, or local study coordinator to see if you would be a good fit for the study.
If I decide to join, how will my privacy be protected?
All information you provide as part of this research study is kept private and confidential. Only the research team will have access to your information. This information is not shared or released to others.
Will results of the study be provided to me?
Information from this study will help researchers learn which treatments help patients recover from COVID-19. After the study, researchers will share the findings with the public in different ways, including a newsletter. Click here to sign-up to receive this newsletter.
What are clinical trials and why are they important?
Clinical Trials, also called medical trials, are research studies that test new ways to prevent, screen for, diagnose, or treat disease. They are the main way that researchers find out if a new treatment, like a new medication, is safe and effective in people.
How can I prevent becoming sick with COVID-19?
The best ways to prevent getting sick with COVID-19 include:
(1) wearing a mask that covers your nose and mouth
(2) staying 6 feet apart from others
(3) getting the COVID-19 vaccine
(4) avoiding crowds
(5) washing your hands frequently
To learn more about COVID-19, please visit the following sites: