Where are we?

Our clinical studies run from our centre in London, where we host a range of volunteers who help us develop the future of medicine. Our experts monitor the course of the virus, which is why FluCamp is residential, and our trials are supporting medical developments for future treatments.

About the trials

We are currently running two trials; our standard clinical trials for the common cold and flu, and common cold trials with asthmatics. Most trials last between 10-14 days and are residential, so volunteers will be quarantined during this time.

Want to know more?

To find out more about the experience of being a volunteer then head over to our blog pages or read below for more information about the trials we run. You can also watch a quick summary of how our clinical trials work on YouTube.

How to become an #everydayhero

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Online Application

Click the apply now button and fill out our simple online form. If you’re potentially suitable for FluCamp we’ll be in touch within a day or two.

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Consultation

We’ll call you to ask a few more medical questions. If you’re suitable as a volunteer and you wish to continue, we’ll invite you to visit our screening centre in London.

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Screenings

We’ll give you all the information you need to decide whether you want to take part in a clinical trial. If your blood results are suitable, we’ll match you to a study and invite you to visit us again for a full medical.

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Your Invitation

Provided you pass the medical we’ll invite you to take part in a study with us scheduled within 6 months of your full medical blood test. If you’re invited to a quarantine trial, you’ll stay in a private room for typically 10-15 days.

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TRIALS WITH
ASTHMATICS

Help us find better treatments for the common cold.

If you have asthma, you’ll know how even a common cold can make your condition worse. Volunteer for a FluCamp trial and you’ll be helping us further understand cold viruses so we can develop better treatments for all asthma sufferers.

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OUR FLU AND COMMON COLD TRIALS

Our standard clinical trials for people aged 18 to 65.

Our standard clinical trials help us better understand how common cold and flu viruses work, how they affect people, and how they can be treated. By taking part, you are helping advance medical research and aiding the development of better medicines.

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Common Questions

Do you pay for my travel?

We do contribute towards the costs volunteers incur when travelling to our clinics. For example, we will reimburse £20 for any volunteer attending their first pre-screening appointment to give a blood sample. This payment is processed via a link we send you in an email approximately one day after your appointment. If you’re eligible to attend the second stage of screening we do assist further (£70).

Why is FluCamp residential?

Volunteers joining FluCamp for a clinical trial stay with us on a residential basis in one of our purpose built rooms. Because it’s so important that the data we collect (from samples like blood and mucus ) is ‘clean’, volunteers must stay in quarantine conditions for the whole study. Additionally for this reason, our staff wear masks to comply with infection control guidelines. Find out more about why Flucamp trials are residential.

Are there any likely side effects and should I be worried?

At screening, a blood sample may be required. This is a standard procedure which is unlikely to cause any problems, but on occasion it may be uncomfortable and there is a risk of minor bruising or phlebitis (inflammation of the vein). This is something that normally clears up itself with no further trouble. Our quarantine volunteers (the volunteers who have past two screening visits and who are invited to participate in the full trial) are given a diluted virus so it’s likely that they may experience some mild cold or flu like symptoms. We often then test a new medication that we would like to fight the virus. If we are testing a new medicine, volunteers may experience some side effects. However, before reaching FluCamp, the medication will have already been tested on humans and passed strict safety tests.

Are there any serious health issues that I should know about?

We understand that there may be some concerns when it comes to clinical trials. However, we have a very rigorous screening programme here at FluCamp, which means we only accept volunteers who we believe are fit and healthy enough to take part. We conduct in-depth health checks and you will not be selected if we do not believe you are fully healthy. This ensures volunteers who join a study are at minimal risk. The medication we use in our studies has already been tested on humans in accordance with relevent regulations . The virus is only administered in small doses and you will be monitored throughout the trial by our expert team in a safe environment.

How will I will benefit from joining this clinical trial?

Taking part in a clinical trial can have a wealth of benefits, and we know our volunteers sign up for all sorts of reasons. Our testimonials show just some of the motivations for people to sign up. We run clinical trials because we are dedicated to finding a cure for viruses like the flu which unfortunately claim multiple lives every year. We have some #EverydayHeroes who join us because they too believe in the cause. However, we also have volunteers who have other motivations! FluCamp is a great time to get away from the world and focus. Whether studying, working, or taking a break from both, FluCamp gives volunteers the benefit of being cared for in every regard whilst having plenty of ‘me-time’. FluCampers also choose to stay with us because they like to use the compensation reward towards travelling, a house move, or just for a financial boost. We welcome all fit and healthy volunteers, and appreciate what they are doing to aid our work towards finding a cure!

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BECOME AN EVERYDAY HERO!

To apply for FluCamp please complete our online form. We’ll call you back within 24 hours to explain the next steps so you can decide if it’s for you.

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