Frequently Asked Questions
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Are there often side effects associated with studying? expand_more
The study drug may have side effects that are explained to you during your medical visit. However, it is important to mention that the majority of side effects are short-lived and it is the volunteer’s responsibility to report any new adverse events.
The trials are supervised by qualified, trained and experienced doctors, nurses and technicians who follow rigorous procedures. At any time, day or night, you will be supervised by our staff who will be happy to answer all your questions and all your needs.
Is it true that the higher the amount of compensation, the more dangerous it is? expand_more
No. The amount of the compensatory allowance is not determined by the potential risks associated with the study, but is determined by the inconvenience of the study, such as the time spent on our premises and the frequency of visits. In some cases, these may be inconveniences related to restrictions during the study or to a large number of samples taken during the night.
Is the amount of compensation shown in your advertisement the amount actually paid or is it just an example? expand_more
In most cases, most of the money is returned at the end of the study. On the other hand, in the case where the study lasts several months, it is possible that the distribution of remittances changes. Everything is explained during your visit to our premises.
How is the amount paid? expand_more
In most cases, most of the amount is returned at the end of the study directly to the participant in the form of a check. On the other hand, if the study lasts several months, the distribution of the allowance may change. Everything is explained during your visit to our premises.
Why do some studies require confinement? expand_more
The vast majority of our studies require confinement, which means that volunteers have to sleep in our clinic. On the other hand, it may happen that a study does not require it.
Can I participate in more than one study per year? expand_more
Volunteers can participate in several studies, but not at the same time. You must meet a waiting period between studies (usually between 30 and 56 days) to ensure your safety.
Can people living in remote areas participate expand_more
All stays must be done at our Quebec City Clinic located in the Technology Park. We also have a site in Montreal for return visits or physical exams. We also offer a shuttle service between our Montreal and Quebec City sites for containment in Quebec City. According to the study, we reserve the right to limit certain participations.
To limit the inconvenience, participants who live more than 90 minutes from our clinics (Quebec and Montreal) can not participate in our studies.
Can I participate in a clinical study if I have had cancer before? expand_more
You could be eligible, depending on several factors, such as the type of cancer and number of years without recurrence. Each case is assessed by our doctors.
Can I leave the clinic when I am confined? expand_more
It is very important to control the environment for this type of research. Therefore, if the protocol requires it, you will have to stay in our clinic for the duration of the study, although this rarely lasts longer than 36 years. hours. For stays longer than 72 hours, trips are made under the supervision of our staff.
You will be informed of the required conditions before giving your consent to participate. That being said, participants can withdraw from the study at any time and have the opportunity to leave. In this case, a doctor will assess the risks of leaving the clinic at this time. For safety reasons, we recommend that participants follow the doctor’s advice.
Where do the volunteers sleep? expand_more
Volunteers sleep in dormitory or bunk rooms for a maximum of 8 people. In mixed studies, where study activities permit, we are careful to separate men from women.
What should I bring for my stay at the clinic? expand_more
Bring your stuff, clothes, books, magazines, laptop, etc. No products that may contain medicinal ingredients should be brought. In addition, according to the study, some personal belongings could be set aside to avoid interactions with the study drug. Soap, shampoo, towels and bedding are provided. You can not bring extra bedding. Showers are also available.
Is it possible for my personal data to be made public? expand_more
We pay special attention to your personal information to ensure confidentiality. Your personal information such as your name, address, phone number or email address will be kept confidential except when required by law. In addition to Syneos HealthTM, you will always be identified by a code that does not reveal your identity.