Who Decides How Much You Get Paid for a Clinical Trial?

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Who Decides How Much You Get Paid for a Clinical Trial

There are many clinical trials seeking participants by both private and public organizations all over the country, as can be found at ClinicalTrials.gov. Participating in medical research has benefits beyond financial compensation, including the potential to help advance knowledge in the medical community and to improve the quality of life for future generations.


How much can I get paid for clinical trials?

Some studies require more time spent in the clinic, and participants will usually be compensated for their time. The exact compensation varies by organization, study, and length of time.


Why do some studies pay more than others?

Simply put –research clinics and their partners may have certain areas of research focus at specific times, so how much you get paid for a clinical trial is decided on by the drug or device company that is sponsoring the research, and then reviewed by an independent review board, or IRB. Very similar trials may pay differently depending upon the length of time and level of inconvenience required of participants. The IRB has the final say in how much a participant will receive, if anything, for each study.


The benefits of working with DaVita Clinical Research

DaVita Clinical Research (DCR) works with third party researchers and other pharmaceutical and biotechnology organizations to find solutions that will provide a better life for our community members through advanced medical care. DCR is a contract research organization, performing research on behalf of these other organizations that fund the various clinical research trials, allowing willing participants to get paid for clinical trials.

DCR has conducted trials for 30 years, and trial participants consistently rate their experience favorably : 93% of participants would participate in another study and 92% of patients would recommend participation to family and friends.

Studies conducted by DaVita Clinical Research are conducted by a group of medically trained staff, including doctors and nurses. To find out more about the clinical trials for which you may eligible, requirements to participate, and how much you get paid for a clinical trial, speak to a recruiter today!


Disclaimer: Phase 1 (in-patient) clinical trials are not intended to treat a disease or condition. Phase 3 (out-patient) clinical trials may help treat an existing disease or condition. The information presented in this blog may be referring to either a phase 1 clinical trial or to a phase 3 clinical trial or to both. If you contact us regarding a trial, be sure to speak with the recruiter about whether or not the trial is intended to treat a condition.