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Explore paid medical studies near you

When you join a paid research study, you contribute to advances in new medicines that can ultimately transform patients’ lives. Browse paid clinical trial opportunities at one of our three U.S. locations in Dallas, Texas; Madison, Wisconsin; or Daytona Beach, Florida.

Participating in clinical trials

A clinical trial is the process by which new medications, vaccines, medical devices and procedures are studied and tested to determine whether they are safe and effective for treating or preventing diseases and health conditions. By joining a clinical trial, you help to advance new and potentially lifesaving treatments for patients who need them. 

Phone Screen

The first step to participating in a clinical research study is to contact our call center at 1-866-429-3700. Our call center is open Monday – Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Eastern time (7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Central time). The phone screen agents need to make sure you will pre-qualify for a study and will ask you a lot of questions about your medical history including any medicines you take. Please be honest and thorough in your answers. This is for your own safety.

In-person screening

Once you pass the phone screen you will be scheduled for a screening appointment at the clinic. It is important to follow any fasting requirements before this appointment. Bring a current, valid, government ID with you and be on time. Not showing up for an appointment could hurt your chances of getting in a study later on. Please allow 2–4 hours for this appointment.

What to expect during your stay

Most of the time participants check into the clinic the day before the study begins. This is to help you get settled and comfortable. We will assign you to a room, give you a wrist band, and go over the rules of the clinic and anything particular to your study. The clinics are very much like a hospital floor. You will share a room with at least four other people of the same sex. You will have a secure place to store your belongings. We want you to be comfortable and at ease while you are at the clinic. When you are not having procedures done, you can read, watch TV, play games, join in activities like pool and Bingo, or use your laptop or phone if you’ve brought one. Each clinic has laundry facilities as well if you will be staying with us for a while.

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