We take great care in matching volunteers to an appropriate study. Once you’ve been invited to join FluCamp we’ll give you a detailed explanation of the trial we’ve allocated you to and then it’s up to you to decide whether to take part. Your choice does not impact on whether you would be eligible to take part in any future studies.
FluCamp has a very strict health screening process to ensure that we only accept the lowest risk volunteers. As part of our volunteering process, we will check your medical history, and do some current blood, urine and ECG tests to establish your suitability. This allows us to make sure we are only recruiting volunteers who are healthy.
After you have gone through the stages of the screening process we will then match you to the most suitable clinical study. This does mean that you are not able to choose which trial you will take part in, as the best one is selected for you. We take a huge amount of care in choosing the correct study for each of our volunteers. Our FluCamp team will explain to you how your trial will work and what it will involve. You are, of course, given the choice of whether or not you want to take part. Your decision will not affect your eligibility to take part in other trials in the future.
We do have different trials available for asthmatics. These are not flu trials, as flu tends to be more severe for asthma sufferers. We have specific trials for asthma suffers, as we wish to better understand how the common cold affects them.
You can find out more about the trials we run, or read testimonials from volunteers who have taken part in them. To find out more about FluCamp head over to our ‘What is FluCamp? Page. You can also contact our centre.