QPS STUDY PARTICIPATION PROCESS
Once you have completed the application form, a recruiting team member will contact you to determine if you qualify for the clinical research study you selected, and will ask you pre-screening questions to ensure you meet the minimum qualifications. If the pre-screening qualifications are met, you will be scheduled to come in for the initial visit, which may include a physical.
At your visit, you will be provided with an Informed Consent Form (ICF) explaining the details of the study. All participants are notified of the events of the study schedule. You will receive a free study-related physical examination to determine if you qualify for the study. The physical exam may include: measuring your height and weight, taking your vitals (temperature, blood pressure, pulse) and collecting urine and blood samples for analysis. An electrocardiogram (ECG) may also be completed. The physical process generally takes about 60 minutes but may be longer depending on the requirements of the study. Failure to show or give a 24 hour cancellation notice can result in restricting your eligibility for future studies.
QUALIFYING FOR A STUDY
At the conclusion of the physical, you may be notified whether you qualify for the study you originally inquired about. If laboratory results are pending, you will be notified via a phone call as soon as the results are ready. We place qualified participants on the study until all spots are filled. It is critical that you return any and all calls from our staff to assure your fair shot at being selected. QPS uses this method to ensure fair enrollment of all qualified participants. If you are placed on the study, the date and time for check-in and any special instructions are provided. Failure to check-in may result in restricting eligibility to participate in future studies at QPS Miami.
If you’ve been qualified to participate in one of our enrolling studies, the study coordinator assigned to you will schedule an appointment for your first study-related office visit. You may be asked to report to our Phase I Center or our Main Office depending for which study you were qualified. At this visit you may received other study-related exams and receive financial compensation for your time and efforts to attend.
CLINICAL RESEARCH COMPENSATION
As a qualified clinical trial participant, you may be compensated for your time and travel expenses, compensation is also referred to as “stipends”. Your compensation is loaded onto a prepaid debit card. Taxes are not taken out. If you earn $600 or more in a year, QPS Miami will send you an IRS form 1099 at the end of the year. Since these are not “earned wages”, and you are not employed by us, they are only subject to state and federal taxes.