How Clinical Studies Work

The DRI team is dedicated to making every step of the journey, from your initial application through study completion, as smooth and enjoyable as possible. During your study, you will see a board-certified dermatologist, and you are not required to have health insurance to participate. Here’s what to expect when you join a study at DRI.

What is the Screening Process?

How_Do_I_Get_StartedAfter you register online, we will invite you to complete the phone and in-person screening process. Screening begins with a brief phone conversation with one of our staff members and ends with a visit to our office. During your screening visit, you will get a chance to see our doctor, learn if you qualify, read the consent form, and understand the study details, risks, and time commitment. You will also meet your study coordinator and get a chance to ask questions. If you do not qualify for the current study, you may be eligible for others, including healthy skin studies. Ready to get started? View our enrolling studies.

What Can I Expect Once I’m in a Study?

What_Can_I_ExpectWhen you participate in a research study, you help our doctors collect data that takes a new medication from early testing to FDA approval. What can you expect? Every study is different. Some studies have daily visits, some have weekly or monthly visits, some studies include overnight stays, and some visits include a number of procedures. These procedures can include drawing blood, ECGs, checking vital signs, and photographs, providing our doctors with data used to determine the safety and efficacy of the treatment.

What Else Should I Know?

What_Else_Should_I_KnowWe pride ourselves on our commitment to ensuring our participants’ comfort and peace of mind. The DRI team cares for hundreds of participants in more than 50 clinical trials each year. To read more about how clinical trials work, and their efficacy and safety, please read the extensive information made available by the National Institutes of Health.

Even if you do not qualify for a current study, you can still earn money by participating in our referral bonus program. Find out how to receive $250 for each referred participant!

Have questions or concerns? Feel free to reach out to us.

Our Facilities

At DRI we strive to create a comfortable environment for our study participants. Plenty of space, quiet rooms, a host of streaming tv options, Ms. Pac Man, wifi, and catered food from terrific local restaurants are what you can expect when becoming a part of the research process at DRI.

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Testimonials

“I felt the team was flexible and accommodating regarding both COVID and schedule restrictions. I was well cared for. I was kept well informed about what to expect.”
– Actinic keratosis participant

“The staff at Derm Research are the best. All of them. Just want to give special recognition to the young lady giving the blood draws, she is fantastic. Would love to participate again.”
– Actinic keratosis participant

“The entire staff is professional, friendly, supportive, and genuinely care for you through the entire process. By their actions, they all turn what could be a potentially unsettling ordeal into a relaxed and comfortable process.”
– Actinic keratosis participant

“I thoroughly enjoyed participating in this study. All the instructions pertaining to the study were clear and detailed. The staff was welcoming and professional. The appointments were easy to schedule and I was seen promptly upon arrival. The facility was clean and comfortable.”
– Participant

“Kelsey, Dr. DuBois, and the rest of the staff were kind, considerate, and informative, as always.”
– Participant