Frequently asked questions

You've got questions, we've got answers. Browse through the following FAQs to learn more, or feel free to contact our recruitment team directly for more information.

Clinical trial compensation

Will I be paid for participating in a trial?

Participation in clinical trials is compensated, typically between $100-$8,000. The exact amount you would receive depends on multiple factors including the study medication, the number of overnight stays, and the tests conducted. Information will be provided during the Informed Consent process.

Common room in Newark research center

Where do the clinical trials take place?

Clinical trials take place at our clinical research facility in Newark, NJ. Depending on the type of trial, volunteers will be required to come to our facility for several hours or for several days or weeks. Some of our trials do not require overnight stays but only outpatient visits to our clinical research center. In this case, you will receive a detailed schedule of the dates and times you are expected for your visits. It is important to observe and adhere to this schedule.

A tipical day during a clinical trial at Biotrial

What is a typical day like for a volunteer during a clinical trial?

At the start of each trial, volunteers receive a detailed schedule of study activities, tests, and exams that will be carried out during their stay. Our new clinical research facility offers clean, spacious accommodations with free WiFi, computer access, TV, board games, and comics to make your stay more enjoyable between activities. You can also bring your own entertainment (video games, laptop, etc.). Biotrial provides volunteers with meals and lodging. Check out our volunteer testimonials page to learn more about what it is like to participate in a study with Biotrial.

Protocol and wash-out period

Can I participate in several clinical trials?

Volunteers can only participate in one clinical trial at a time. However, after the required "wash-out" period following a clinical trial (typically 30 days), you may be able to participate in another study if you meet its specific inclusion criteria. Volunteer participation in clinical trials is verified through a system called Verified Clinical Trials (VCT).

Common room in Newark research center

Will I be paid for my expenses?

As a thank you for participating in our trials, volunteers receive compensation ranging from $100 to $8,000. This compensation is typically paid at the end of the study and covers the time spent on the study, transportation to and from the facility, and living expenses during the study. Meals and accommodation are organized in our research facility.

Side-effects of a clinical trial

What are the risks of a clinical trial?

In Phase I clinical trials, doses of the medication being tested are administered gradually to ensure volunteer safety and the side-effects of the drug are often known. If a problem occurs, the test is stopped immediately. Our medical team is present 24 hours a day either onsite during an inpatient trial or by telephone during an outpatient trial. Learn more about our commitment to volunteers' health and safety here

Medical examination prior to the clinical trial

Is there a medical examination prior to my participation in a clinical trial?

Potential volunteers are pre-screened by telephone to determine their eligibility to proceed to a screening visit at our research facility in Newark. During the screening visit, we will conduct a complete medical examination to verify potential volunteers' medical eligibility. This includes a physical examination, vital signs, an ECG, a urine drug screen, an alcohol breath test, and other exams if necessary.