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Participate in a Paid Clinical Trial in the UK

Many of the research studies we conduct have very specific requirements regarding volunteer criteria.

Please use the below age and gender filters when searching, this will narrow the results to trials that you are more likely to be eligible for.

Alternatively, call us on 0113 394 5200 and we will contact you when new medical studies are added that match your criteria.

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Clinical Trials at Covance

Covance's Clinical Research Unit in Leeds was established in 1986 and we're proud to carry out medical testing for some of the world's leading pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies. Thanks to our expertise, commitment and drive, we have a reputation for conducting safe, high-quality medical trials.

We couldn't do it without our dedicated staff...

Every single member of our team has an important part to play; from our friendly reception staff, to cleaning and catering, to our expert nurses and physicians, we are all dedicated to making our volunteers' experience positive and meaningful.

And we couldn't do it without you...

Each year, we carry out up to 35 drug trials with the help of our volunteers. Men and women aged 18 and over, from all walks of life are paid to take part in our clinical studies. Together with our volunteers we're making progress in new treatments for diabetes, arthritis, osteoporosis and Alzheimer's disease.

Phases of Clinical Testing at Leeds Clinical Research Unit

Phase I Clinical Trials

The majority of our studies in Leeds are for Phase 1 medical testing. In this phase, healthy volunteers help us to determine how drugs are absorbed and how long they stay in the body. Starting with a very small dose, we can monitor how the drug is interacting with the body and control any side effects, as well as finding out how food affects the drug.

Phase II Clinical Trials

These studies help us to determine whether a drug is effective in treating the condition for which it is being developed. For our Phase II clinical studies, we use small numbers of volunteers with mild-to-moderate forms of the condition which we're hoping to treat - for example diabetes, eczema or high blood pressure.

What Do I Do Next?

If you're ready to volunteer for clinical trials, we're here to help you all the way. Follow these simple steps and you could end up being paid from £100 per day on our medical studies.

1. Getting in Touch

The first step in becoming a clinical trial volunteer is to speak with one of our recruiters. They will ask for some information about your lifestyle and medical history to help decide whether our clinical trials are right for you.

To speak with our recruitment team, you can give us a call on 0113 394 5200 from a mobile or 0800 591 570 from a landline phone. Alternatively, complete our short application form and one of our recruiters will call you back - you'll usually hear from us within a few days.

2. Your Screening Appointment

Before taking part in our research, you will need to come to our Leeds clinic for a medical screening appointment - like a full MOT for your health. During the appointment, we will collect some blood and urine samples, check your heart rate and blood pressure, and ask you some questions about your medical history. We use the information we gather at screening to make sure that the study you've chosen is the right one for you.

We'll also guide you through an Informed Consent Document, which goes through everything that will happen on the clinical trial in detail, to make sure you are happy to go ahead.

Covance will also help towards your travel expenses from anywhere in the UK. You will receive from £15 - £100 each time you attend a screening appointment, based in the distance you have travelled to the clinic.

3. The Green Light

Once we've got all the results from your screening appointment, we'll give you a call to let you know whether you've made it onto the medical study. Even for our healthiest volunteers, something as simple as a recent injection can affect your eligibility for a clinical trial. Sometimes, we simply have too many volunteers who are suitable for a study - so if it's a no this time, you can always try again.

If you're eligible, we will confirm when you're checking in to the clinic and give you a list of foods and exercises to avoid.

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