Newcastle Clinical Research Facility

Adult Volunteers

Information for Adult Volunteers

Find out what happens if you decide to take part in a clinical research study and what to expect from your visit to the Clinical Research Facility.

The purpose of the study will be explained to you and you will be given an information sheet, which will tell you if there are any risks or benefits and the details of tests that you will be given. You should take time to read the information and you may also want to talk it through with your GP.

Once you're sure you are happy to take part in the study you will be asked to sign a consent form.

Your nurse and doctor will discuss your visits to the hospital and will help you make any travel or accommodation arrangements.

It is important to remember that taking part is entirely voluntary so, even after you have signed the consent form, you are free to withdraw from the study at any time and without having to give a reason.

Visiting the CRF

On your arrival in the CRF the receptionists will check your name and address and let the nurse who will be looking after you know that you are here. The CRF has a comfortable waiting area with a selection of magazines and there are televisions in the clinical areas.

Our nurses and doctors are all trained in clinical research. They will help to make your stay with us as comfortable as possible and will answer any questions.

Meals are provided as appropriate to the time of day and the study in which you are participating.

Before you go home the nurse will arrange the date of your next visit, make sure you have our contact details in case you need to call us and will organise transport.

Funded by the National Institute for Health Research:

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