From registration to payment
What to expect from participation
Are you interested in registering for clinical trials at QPS, or have you already registered? Great! By participating in research into potential new medicines, you help people with various conditions around the world to live better lives.
What does participation mean for you? We will take you: From registration to medical screening, from receipt to saying our goodbyes, all the way to payment.
Getting a call from 050 - 8200 483? That'll be us! After your registration for a clinical trial, we will do an intake interview by telephone. If, on the basis of this interview, you are eligible for participation, we will schedule the medical examination. This medical examination takes place in Groningen, the Netherlands. Prior to this visit, you will receive the informed consent form (the ICF) by email, which we ask you to review at home
- We start calling potential participants from approximately six weeks before the start of a trial group. So if you register far in advance of the clinical trial (more than six weeks), it may take some time before you receive a call.
You will be seen by one of our doctors in Groningen for a medical screening. They will determine whether you are a suitable candidate for this clinical trial. Do you have any questions? Don't hesitate to ask all of them! You and the doctor will then sign the ICF (the informed consent form), which has already been printed out for you.
After three to five working days we will receive the results of your screening and inform you.
- We will call you if you are a suitable candidate for participation. You will then receive all practical information about your stay in the clinic by email.
- We will inform you by email, if you are currently not suitable for participation in this clinical trial, stating the reasons for our decision why you are not eligible to participate in this trial. You will receive the travel allowance within four weeks.
Are your bags packed? Time to go! We will welcome you at our clinic for some final checks.
- Everything in order? We will confirm your participation; the clinical trial is finally about to start. Unpack your bag and make yourself at home!
- You may be designated as a 'reserv' participant. The next day you will hear whether you remain on reserve or whether you will participate after all. If you are not going to participate, you may be able to participate in the next group; we will discuss this with you.
You will stay at the QPS clinic. Playing board games, taking blood samples. Reading a book, taking your medication. Studying or working, checking your vital functions: While you are making yourself at home, our doctors and nurses take good care of you. What exactly they will do, depends on the clinical trial for which you have registered. View an example of a day in at the clinic.
Your stay at the clinic has come to an end, you are allowed to go home for the final phase: the single visits. Some clinical trials contain single or multiple follow-ups. Not all clinical trials have these extra days. If not, you’ll only have a final examination or follow-up by telephone.
The last step is a final screening. For this final physical screening, you come back to the QPS clinic. This visit concludes your participation. Once your participation has ended, we will pay your compensation and travel allowance within four weeks. Your participation has ended!