In this section we answer common questions that volunteers may have about participating in a research study with the Hope Clinic.

I want to volunteer in a study! What do I do next?

  • Contact one of our staff and they will complete a phone consent and a phone screen questionnaire with you to determine which study you would be a good match for.  
  • If you are eligible for a study after completing the questionnaire the recruiter will schedule a screen appointment with you.  
  • You will receive an e-mail verification of your appointment, directions to our clinic and the consent form to review before your visit.

What happens during a screen visit?

  • When you first arrive you will fill out contact information and a basic medical questionnaire provided at the front desk.  
  • You will then meet with the study coordinator to review the consent form and answer any questions that you may have about the research study.  
  • The study coordinator will review your medical history, check your vital signs, draw blood, and ask for a urine sample.  
  • Finally you will have a physical exam with one of our physicians on staff. 

Does it cost me anything to participate?

No!  In fact, we reimburse you for your time and travel expenses.  This amount varies depending on the study but typically ranges from $25 to $75 per visit.

How can I prepare for my first visit?

  • You will need to bring your ID to your appointment.  
  • Make to sure to eat a good breakfast the day of your appointment and drink plenty of water the day before and the day of your appointment.  
  • Arrive 10 minutes before your scheduled visit.

What happens after my first appointment?

  • The study coordinator will contact you with your next steps once the results of the blood and urine tests are back.  This may be approximately 1 week after your screening visit.
  • If you match the study criteria you will be scheduled for an additional screening appointment or an enrollment visit.
  • If you do not match the study criteria, we will ask to keep your name and number in our database to contact for future studies.