Our Recruitment team will contact you about your application and clinical trials you may be eligible to participate in. We’d like to get to know you and make sure we have all the information we need. If we think you are eligible for any clinical trials, you will also receive a Participant Information Sheet which provides an outline and further information about the trial.
We will ask you questions about your medical history and lifestyle to see if you may be eligible to take part in the clinical trial. You will have the opportunity to ask questions, discuss your availability and find out more about the trial.
Before you decide to join a clinical trial, you will have the opportunity to talk to other people you feel comfortable with such as family, trusted friends, or your doctor about your participation. If you decide to participate, when you come into the Unit you will be asked to sign a consent form. This is called Informed Consent. By signing the Consent Form, you are agreeing to participate in the clinical trial. Our medical team will be happy to answer any questions you have about the clinical trial and give you as much time as you need before signing the consent form.
While in the Unit, our medical team will undertake medical tests (e.g. blood, urine, and other trial-specific test) to determine whether you meet the criteria for the clinical trial and that it will be as safe as possible for you to participate.
Once all your test results are in, our medical team will be in touch to confirm whether you are suitable for the clinical trial. They will also share with you any pre-trial requirements (e.g. not consuming alcohol) and confirm the logistics for your trial.
Your enrolment into the clinical trial is typically within 28 days of your Screening appointment. Clinical trials differ in their design and therefore require different levels of time and commitment. For example, some trials just ask for a blood sample, some involve outpatient visits, and some require one or more overnight stays in our research Unit.
During the clinical trial you will undergo certain trial procedures and your safety will be monitored throughout by our medical team. There are facilities and free WiFi to accommodate either remote working or relaxation when you are not occupied with trial procedures. You can find out more about our facilities below.