Meridian is now enrolling people — including healthy adults — for paid influenza, RSV, COVID-19, and respiratory illness vaccine research studies. Studies may involve investigational medications, devices, vaccines, or interviews. Eligible participants can earn up to $1,000 (amounts differ per study).
Beyond helping advance medicine, you may also:
Get care from a local doctor at no cost
Receive study-related medical exams at no cost
Get paid for participating (amounts differ for each study)
After you submit your information a Meridian enrollment specialist will contact you. Together, we'll review studies that might be right for you and answer your questions.
Health insurance is NOT required to join. There is never an obligation to participate — we're here to help you make the best decision.
For more information about these studies, you can talk to a Meridian enrollment specialist by calling one of our call centers:
(912) 623-2240(GA, LA, MD, NY, SC, VA, and WDC)
(402) 934-7563(Cincinnati, Lincoln, and Omaha)
(712) 639-6200(Sioux City, Hastings, Grand Island, and Norfolk)
Friends and family referral program
Even if you can't join a clinical trial, you may be able to refer a friend, family member, neighbor, or colleague who can. You can get paid up to $50 for each successful referral made to Meridian. Meridian enrollment specialists can provide details when you sign up or call.
See if you're eligible for a study
Savannah: Meridian Clinical Research, 340 Eisenhower Dr #1200, Savannah, GA 31406
Sioux City: Meridian Clinical Research, 4802 Sunnybrook Dr., Sioux City, IA 51106
Baton Rouge: Meridian Clinical Research, 7912 Summa Ave., Baton Rouge, LA 70809
After you submit your information, a Meridian enrollment specialist will contact you.
Participating in a study is an important decision — we’re here to help you before, during, and after studies.
Please note: Health insurance is NOT required to join.
Will I benefit from a study?
You are not guaranteed to benefit from being in a clinical study. However, information gathered in this study may help uncover better ways to treat condition(s) for you and others worldwide.
Is participation voluntary after I submit my information?
Yes. Participation in a study is entirely voluntary. In the informed consent process, you’ll learn about the product being studied, your role in the trial, potential side effects, tests that will be performed, and the number of visits required. You will need to sign an informed consent form to join the study only after you fully understand your role in the study.
Will I get a physical exam?
If you join a study, you will receive a physical exam. You may also receive specific exams or tests — the results of which will be shared with you.
Will I receive compensation?
While participation in a clinical study is voluntary, you may be reimbursed for your study-related travel and expenses. After you submit your information, a Meridian enrollment specialist will call you to talk about the study. Staff at the research clinic will discuss possible reimbursement with you.
For more than 20 years, Meridian has conducted clinical trials (also called “clinical studies” or “research studies”) to help scientists understand the safety and efficacy of new treatments. All Meridian studies are overseen by licensed healthcare professionals. To date, more than 80,000 people have joined a Meridian study.