Taking part in a clinical trial can be a great way to make a difference, or to get involved in the fight against a condition that is close to your heart. Volunteers are an essential component in the advancement of medical science, and are financially compensated for the time they contribute.
But I don’t have a medical condition
It is a common misconception that you need to have a medical condition in order to be eligible to participate in a study, in fact many clinical trials require healthy volunteers. Inclusion criteria varies from study to study and common requirements can include gender, belonging to a specific age range, and having a B.M.I that falls within a predefined range.
How long do clinical trials last?
Studies vary in duration from 1 day to around 30 days, some require you to spend the duration of the study in one of our clinics, other trials are conducted on an outpatient basis and require you to attend our clinic for several pre-scheduled outpatient visits. Regardless of how busy your schedule is, there is normally a clinical trial that will fit around your current obligations.
Why are clinical trials necessary?
Every new treatment or existing treatment that has undergone modification must pass through a series of clinical trials before it can be made available for prescription. Clinical trials determine ideal dosage, assess safety, and ascertain if any side effects are present.
The safety of volunteers is paramount. The initial dosage given to volunteers is very small, and dosage is gradually increased throughout throughout the duration of the study. Volunteers are closely monitored through the process.
Thinking of getting involved? To volunteer for a clinical trial the first step is to find a study you are interested in taking part in. You can find all the studies we are currently recruiting for on our browse current studies page. To apply just call our volunteer recruitment team on 0113 394 5200.
What happens next?
As long as you meet the criteria for the study, we will invite you to attend a screening visit. During the screening visit we will provide you with detailed information about the study and ask you to sign an informed consent form. Providing consent is given, we will then carry out a series of health checks. This includes checking your heart function with an ECG machine, taking your blood pressure and monitoring your heart rate. We also record your height and weight, and ask you questions about your medical history. We will also take samples of blood and urine. You will need to bring valid government ID to your screening visit.
Selected to participate
A few days after your screening visit we will contact you to let you know the results of your tests. We will also inform you whether or not you have been selected to take part in the study. If you have been selected, we will also provide you with check-in details and inform you of any foods you need to avoid in the run up to the study.
Will I be paid for taking part?
Yes, our volunteers are paid for their time and participation. Payments vary by study type and duration. All payments are by cheque, you will receive payment within 21 days of completing the study.
Want more information?
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