Any potential side effects from a drug under study are explained to you during your medical visit. However, it is important to mention that most side effects are short-lived and the volunteer is responsible for reporting any new side effects.
Tests are conducted according to strict procedures and supervised by qualified and experienced study doctors, nurses and technicians. At any time of day or night, you will be supervised by our study staff who will answer all your questions and attend to all your needs.
No. The compensation amount is not determined based on potential risks, but on the inconveniences associated with a study, such as time spent at our facility, frequency of visits, restrictions imposed, frequency of night-time blood sampling, etc.
The amount we advertise represents the compensation paid if the study is completed by the participant. If a participant decides to leave the study before completion, the compensation amount paid will be proportionate to the time invested.
The bulk of the amount is paid on a special credit card upon completion of the study. However, distribution of the compensation amount may vary for studies lasting several months. All of this information is provided to you during your visit at our facility.
The vast majority of our studies do involve confinement periods, where volunteers must stay and sleep at our facility. However, there may be occasions where confinement is not required.
Volunteers may participate in several studies, but not at the same time. You must respect a waiting period between studies for safety reasons (usually between 30 and 56 days).
Yes. However, to minimize the inconveniences, we recommend that participants who live far from our facility choose a study that requires few or no return visits.
You could be eligible, depending on several factors, such as the type of cancer and number of years without recurrence. Each case is assessed by our doctors.
No. It is very important that this type of research be conducted in a controlled environment. Therefore, if protocol requires, it will be necessary for you to remain at our facility for the duration of the study, although stays rarely exceed 36 hours. During stays exceeding 72 hours, outings are allowed under the supervision of our staff.
You’ll be advised of all requirements before you give your consent for participation in a study. That being said, participants may withdraw from a study at any time and leave our facilities. In this case, a physician will evaluate the risks of leaving at that time. For safety reasons, we recommend that participants respect the doctor’s opinion.
Volunteers sleep in a dormitory with other participants. During mixed studies, when study activities permit, we make sure women and men sleep in separate rooms.
Bring your belongings, clothes, books, magazines, laptop, etc. Do not bring any products containing medicinal ingredients. Moreover, depending on the study, certain personal care items may be set aside to prevent interactions with the study drug. Soap, shampoo, towels and bedding are provided. You are not allowed to bring extra bedding. Showers are also available.
We pay particular attention to your personal information to ensure confidentiality. Your personal information such as your name, address, phone number or email address will be kept confidential, except where disclosure is required by law. When sharing information that we collect about you outside of inVentiv (for example, with our clients who are sponsoring the study), you will be identified at all times by a code that does not reveal your identity.
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