Benefits of Being A Research Volunteer
The possible benefits of study participation may include:
- Study-related exam at no cost
- Study medication (possibly placebo)
Reimbursement for time and travel expenses for most studies
- Contributing to the development of new therapies and learning more about a medical condition and treatment options.
Partipant eligibility in a clinical trial is based on inclusion/exclusion criteria documented in a clinical trial protocol. Some studies require a person to have a specific condition with specific symptoms, while others are for healthy individuals interested in preventative care. An initial phone screening evaluates individuals to see if their health history might be a good match for a study. Then a screening visit is made for the patient to be evaluated at the research site by a study coordination and physician to confirm enrollment eligibility.