The steps of a clinical trial

Before the study

Sign up

After having chosen a study that suits you in the available studies section, you have two ways to proceed:

By internet

And filling in the form

By phone

By calling

Screening visit

To enroll in a study, you need to complete a screening visit.

A nurse will provide you with a document outlining the details of the study. You will be given the name of the medication, its indication, the dose, study objectives and the risks of side effects as well as other important information about the study.

At this point you will be able to ask any questions you may have to completely understand what is involved.

To ensure you are healthy for participation on the study, your vital signs will be taken and medical information recorded. We will conduct an ECG and you will be asked for a blood and urine sample.

After initial screening procedures, you will meet with a doctor who will review your results and ask you some questions about your medical history. This is also your opportunity to ask any additional questions you may have regarding the study or your participation.

Visit the screening center

Your stay at Altasciences

For most of our studies you will stay at our clinic for 24 or 48 hours. During your stay you will be served hot meals prepared by our on-site caterer. You will receive the study medication and may have up to about 30 samples of blood (approx. 6 mL each) taken. The blood sampling as well as any other tests, will be explained to you during your screening visit.

We encourage you to bring things that will help pass your free time while on study.

For your entertainment

We have:

  • Flatscreen TV
  • DVD players
  • High speed internet
  • Computers
  • Board games
  • Newspapers and magazines

And you can bring:

  • Your cellphone
  • Laptop or tablette
  • MP3 player with headphones
  • DS or PSP
  • Knitting
  • Cigarettes
See the complete list

After your stay

Follow up visit

After your stay you may need to come back for an additional blood sample or other follow up test.


After your last visit you will receive your compensation.
Then you will be ready to start all over again!
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Altasciences Rules and Regulations

Participants are essential to the advancement of medical research. That’s why we value the people who give their time to participate in clinical trials at Altasciences.

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Phone (913)213-2970

Address10103 Metcalf Avenue
Overland Park, KS 66212