If I am healthy, why should I participate in a study?

Click on this video to hear a real story about why a person decided to take part in a clinical trial. Click here to read a transcript instead.

Healthy people can choose to take part in a clinical trial. Some reasons healthy people may take part include:

  • Receiving a thorough physical exam or free health services depending on the study.
  • Receive compensation.
  • Contribute to improving healthcare.
  • Feeling good about helping someone who is suffering or may suffer in the future from illness or disease.
  • Help provide information for developing new treatments.