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The Learning Center

Explore this blog to learn how clinical research helps improve lives for millions worldwide, and how you can get involved.

Can I Get Paid for Participating in a Clinical Trial?

“Can I get paid for participating in a research study?” This is the most common question people ask Meridian online when considering signing up for a clinical trial. The answer is yes, you can get paid for study-related time and travel for participating in most clinical trials. While not all research studies pay participants, most clinical … Read more

Checklist: Questions to Ask Before Joining a Clinical Trial

Participating in a study is an important decision, and you should be comfortable with your decision. Each study is different, but the informed consent process ensures you understand what will happen. You’ll learn about the product being studied, your role in the trial, potential side effects, and the visits required. You can ask the … Read more

What is a Clinical Trial?

Clinical trials are research studies of medications, vaccines, medical devices, procedures, and diagnostics (tests). These studies involve people (a.k.a., participants), and are meant to determine whether certain experimental products are safer and/or more effective than currently approved products.  Without clinical trials, it would be impossible to develop new medicines, cures, vaccines, and other medical … Read more

Find a Study

When people like you participate in a clinical trial, we can uncover better ways to treat conditions that may affect you and your loved ones. Sign up for more information about clinical trials near you: mcrmed.com/find-study