clinical trial volunteers

Welcome to The GSK Clinical Trials website

GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) is a world leading research based pharmaceutical company. Our mission is to improve the quality of human life by enabling people to do more, feel better and live longer. In order to achieve our mission we need to develop the new medicines and for this we need volunteers like you. Without you it would not be possible for GSK to develop the medicines of the future that will improve our quality of life.

Before any medication is prescribed by a doctor the drug has to undergo a series of medical trials and this can take several years. Take part in our paid clinical trials and help develop medications for future generations. Only treatments shown to be safe in laboratory tests can be tested on people. Information from medical trials may help doctors learn more about treatments, conditions or diseases. They may also help show who is more likely to benefit and who is most likely to have side effects from a study drug/device.

When you participate in a medical trial you will receive a payment to compensate you for your time and any inconvenience. You may also be reimbursed for reasonable travel expenses once you become a member of the volunteer panel.

Find out more about the benefits of paid clinical trials.

Our Clinical Research Unit is in Cambridge - within the site of the prestigious Addenbrooke's Hospital. It is here where we undertake some of our medical trials to evaluate how new drugs can be used to help people. While helping toward medical research you may unwind in our volunteer lounge with a large selection of DVDs, games and a pool table to keep you occupied. You are welcome to bring in your own items such as a book, or writing materials and our facilities have Wifi access. Paid clinical trials are also a great way to meet new people with mealtimes being a particularly sociable experience for volunteers to meet each other, while enjoying good food from our chef prepared menus made to restaurant standards.

Safety is the most important consideration for all our clinical research and we ensure that volunteers are never exposed to more than minimal risk. All our staff are highly experienced and well trained, and our clinical research unit is modern and well-equipped with state of the art technology. To determine whether it is safe for you to take part in paid clinical trials you will be invited to a free medical screening, we will look at information provided by your GP, and you will have further screening assessments based on the particular requirements of specific studies. Find out more about how your safety is ensured.

This website will enable you to review our current medical trials and to join our volunteer panel if you wish. The purpose of the GlaxoSmithKline Volunteer Panel is to establish a team of people who are available to take part in these paid clinical trials from time to time. Joining the panel does not oblige you to take part in a clinical study. Register your interest today.