What are our rules?
When you participate in a research study in our clinic, you are required to follow a number of rules.
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Safety is paramount
- We regularly have to deal with volunteers who do not fulfil their screening obligations. We therefore apply the following rule:
if you are unable to keep an appointment for a screening, we expect you to cancel it in good time. You can only do this by e-mail! If we do not receive a cancellation e-mail from you in time, we will not be able to schedule a new appointment with you. You will then be placed on the alternate volunteer list. If you fail to keep your appointment twice and also fail to cancel it by e-mail, you will no longer be eligible for participation in drug research at QPS.
What should you bring?
- Please bring a valid proof of identity, such as a passport or ID card (we do not accept driving licences as proof of identity). You cannot take part in the study without a valid ID.
- Please bring your own clothes and toiletries. Hand towels and flannel face cloths are provided in the clinics. You may use the washing machine and dryer in the clinics at your own risk.
The following rules apply during your stay at the clinic:
- You must abide by the rules set out in the volunteer information form you signed that accompanies the research study.
- Upon arrival, your bag will be checked for the presence of food, drinks, medicines and stimulants. These items will be taken from you when you arrive and returned to you when you leave.
- Upon departure from the clinic, a bag check will take place for the presence of QPS-NL property.
- You will be given a wrist tag with your name and date of birth, which you are to wear at all times.
- You are not entitled to a meal provided by QPS-NL if you arrive after 18:00 and are not required to be sober.
- In case of inappropriate behaviour towards other volunteers or QPS-NL staff, you will be censured by QPS-NL staff. The QPS-NL staff determines what inappropriate behaviour is.
- Instructions from QPS-NL staff must be followed. Failure to follow instructions from QPS-NL staff may result in penalties being imposed on you.
- The alarm bell at the bedside and the red cords in toilets/showers are part of the emergency call system. These may only be used in emergencies.
- For your own safety, it is not permitted to walk in bare feet or socks.
- During the research study, you should report to the QPS-NL staff at the appointed time.
- With the staff or doctor’s agreement, you may use the garden.
- You may not sit in the sun on injection days. On all other days, you may not sit in the sun between 11.00 and 16.00. For studies in which you are not allowed to sit in the sun at all due to possible side effects, this is stated in the volunteer information form you signed.
- You are not allowed to leave the clinic while participating in the study without the permission or supervision of QPS-NL staff.
- You are responsible for your own personal hygiene. You are expected to:
o Shower once a day, unless this is not allowed due to the study protocol
o Change your clothes regularly
o Refrain from using body lotion, unless this has been agreed with the QPS-NL staff
- You may not receive visitors during your stay at the clinic.
- Pets are not allowed in the clinic.
- Smoking is not allowed during your stay at the clinic. For studies in which you are not allowed to smoke at all during your participation in the study, this is stated in the volunteer information form you sign.
- You should be in your assigned bed and it should be quiet by midnight at the latest.
- The living room should be kept tidy.
- You are responsible for loading and unloading the dishwasher.
- For safety reasons, do not leave a bag, suitcase or loose clothing around the bed.
- You can use your own mobile phone in the clinic. There are no phones available for volunteers to use in the clinic.
- There are computers with an internet connection available in the QPS-NL clinic. You can also use your own laptop and make use of QPS-NL’s wireless internet connection.
- Visiting erotic sites and gambling sites is not permitted.
- QPS-NL cannot be held responsible for theft of or damage to personal belongings by other volunteers.
- You are responsible for stripping your own bed when you leave the clinic.
Additional measures related to COVID-19:
- Cough and sneeze into the inside of your elbow.
- Use paper tissues to blow your nose and dispose of them properly afterwards.
- Do not shake hands.
- Maintain a distance of 1.5 metres from other people as far as possible, including at meal times.
- Wash your hands regularly with soap and water or use disinfectant.
- You are required to wear a face mask when moving around the clinic and when treatments are carried out by QPS staff. If you do not have a face mask with you, you can get one from the QPS staff and it should be changed daily. Available from QPS staff.
Everyone is assigned a fixed shower/toilet in order to limit the number of people sharing them. After using these areas, wipe the surfaces you touched with a hygienic cloth.
If the above house rules are violated, QPS-NL reserves the right to take measures as described in the sanction policy. Any fines will be automatically deducted from the study compensation.
1 Step 1: Register
Register as a volunteer for one of our clinical trials via our website.
2 Step 2: Medical screening
You undergo a medical examination. The medical examination will determine whether you are suitable for the drug research study.
3 Step 3: Participation
During your participation, you will stay at our research centre and return one or multiple times. It is also possible that you will be an alternate volunteer.
4 Step 4: Compensation
If you have completed all of the steps, you will receive your compensation within at least 4 weeks after the final screening.