Considering becoming a volunteer?
Our studies can sometimes require one or more overnight stays at the research facility, and may require multiple outpatient visits. The number of visits depends on the requirements of each trial. When you stay at the research unit, you may have multiple blood draws, physical exams or vital sign checks for example. Between procedures, you may have time to read, study, watch TV, play games, etc.
Here’s an example of what you can expect: • We’ll take a copy of your photo ID as soon as you arrive • Our medical team will explain the clinical trial and answer any questions you may have • If you agree to take part, you’ll be asked to sign a consent form before any tests are done • We’ll take a detailed medical and social history and verify these with your GP for safety • We’ll take blood and urine samples • We’ll perform a drug and alcohol breath test • We will measure your blood pressure, pulse and record a heart trace • Once we have your results, we’ll be in touch and inform you of the next steps.
Whilst you may not be suitable to take part in that particular clinical trial you can register with the consent 4 consent (C4C) database. This enables the recruitment team to contact you if we think you may be suitable for an alternative or future trial.
If you decide you wish to register your interest in clinical trials please complete the online enquiry form. Once submitted, a member of our friendly recruitment team will call you to discuss the trials currently available. They'll ask you questions to check that you're suitable for a trial, so we don't waste your time. If you're interested and suitable, the team will give you an appointment for a 'screening' visit. During your screening, you'll have an interview with a doctor, who'll explain the medical aspects of the trial in more detail.
What happens during the trials?
A complete list of items you may and may not bring with you will be provided at the screening visit. You may bring personal care items and clean clothes sufficient for the period you will be required to stay on the unit. You may choose to bring a personal cell phone, laptop computer or tablet, personal video game system, books, magazines and craft items. The Royal Liverpool Hospital or the Clinical Research Facility will not be responsible for loss or theft of personal items.
About Clinical Research Trials
If you are registered on Consent 4 Consent (C4C) we will contact you when we are opening a trial we think you may be eligible for. Alternatively, you’ll find more information by browsing our list of open trials; a brief summary of what the trial involves, the type of participants we’re looking for and the compensation you can expect to receive upon completion of a trial can be found here. Or if you prefer, call us. You can also find trial information on [insert links] Facebook and Twitter.