FAQs





What other studies can I volunteer for, besides drug trials?

There are a wide variety of research studies and clinical programs that need normal/healthy volunteers, although drug trials are generally the most profitable studies that you can volunteer for on a r



Aren't these trials considered risky, or even dangerous?

Not all medical trials contain an element of risk, But where regulatory oversight exists to safeguard the treatment of research subjects, and where drug companies and testing clinics can be held liabl



What sort of drugs do they test, and why?

It could be anything at all, from an asprin to a vaccine, The BioTrax Trials section will keep you informed where clinics are prepared to tell you of the medication involved - Most clinics will give y



What are my rights?

When you take part in a study you will receive a full explanation of the medicine, the purpose and the duration of the study, and what you will be required to do. You sign a consent form - As w



Will I be eligible?

If you passed our instant online eligibility test, then yes you are eligible for the Biotrax Database. Just about anyone can participate in Consumer studies, and we also represent and have a surplus o



Can I participate in my spare time?

Absolutely - There are weekend studies, and studies comprising of short visits to the clinics, all of which are as equally rewarding. Some people even use their holidays as a chance to participate!



Will I be paid for my time and inconvenience?

This varies according to the length and inconvenience of the trials. The reimbursements for 'Healthy' volunteers are usually greater than those for 'Patient' volunteers (i.e. People with medical condi



Are clinical studies safe?

Our paramount concern is the safety and the rights of our volunteers. All trials attended by volunteers through BioTrax are approved and reviewed by independent ethics committees, which must adhere to



How long do studies last?

This varies depending on the particular clinical trial. This can be anything from 1 day to 5 months or more. There are many trials that take place on just outpatient visits, or weekend studies. Biotra



Who will I interact with whilst on a Clinical Trial?

There is often the opportunity to mix with nurses, and/ or trained clinical research associates. There is also the opportunity to interact with other volunteers



Why should I participate in a Clinical Trial?

There are many reasons why people take part in research studies. Often it gives you a chance to access a medicine that is not available for the market for prescription. Often the process for collectin



Is there a shortage of placements for volunteers?

Definately not! Volunteers and panellists are in great demand and where BioTrax recruits for clinics you will be given first priority!