Considering becoming a clinical research trial volunteer for Wake Research in the NC Triangle? Wake Research respects our volunteers and does our best to make the clinical research volunteer experience positive and worthwhile. Read more below.
View testimonials and see volunteers from our past clinical studies and trials.
"I just completed my second clinical trial with you, and I just wanted to say thanks. Your friendly and professional staff should be commended for their positive attitudes. I look forward to being part of another trial in the future."
"The staff and medication helped me a lot during my study. I definitely plan on participating in more trials with Wake Research and will recommend WRA to my friends and family."
"The knowledge of the study and the friendly staff made my research experience at WRA worthwhile. The study coordinator was very helpful, and I feel that I learned valuable information about my health through the study and examinations."
"I enjoyed the people in the office and my coordinator. The flexibility of appointment times was great too."
"I was a little scared at first with having my blood drawn, but my coordinator made me feel reassured and talked me through the techniques of her co-workers. I liked everyone in the office, from the receptionist to the coordinator to the lab technician. I plan on participating in future research studies with Wake Research."
"The patience, understanding and encouragement I received during my visits to Wake Research made my research study experience worthwhile. The instruction and assistance to strive for more and to be healthier are what I'll take with me after this study."
"What I liked most about the insomnia study that I participated in was that I was constantly informed of what was going on and would rate my overall study experience as excellent."
"I liked the personal relationship I have with my study coordinator, Laurel. She really made feel like she cared. I was educated a great deal on nutrition, exercise and weight loss. As of today, I have lost about 30 pounds and hope to continue to lose throughout the study."
"Upon my arrival, I was greeted at the front desk by the receptionist, who is a very knowledgeable, articulate and pleasant person. As she is the first impression given by Wake Research, I felt quite welcomed and comfortable and knew that I was going to receive very professional care there. The study coordinators that I have worked with, Laurel Burgio-Ericson, Eugenio Nalian and Sebrina Wiggins have all been extremely professional, knowledgeable about the study and the study subject and had the personality to put me at ease for the entire study. They were always able to answer any questions I had about the study and about the study subject (i.e. allergies, fibromyalgia, flu shot, etc.). If I had a question they could not answer on the spot, they did the necessary research and found out the answer which made me feel even better about the coordinator, the study and Wake Research. Overall, my study experiences at Wake Research have been positive, and I would not hesitate to participate in future studies or to recommend study participation to my friends and family. I'm definitely interested in participating in future studies that may have either an immediate impact for myself and/or could improve medical conditions for others in the future. If my going through an illness and participating in a study can help improve treatment techniques and possible positive outcomes for my future fellow-man, I feel that what I am going through is worthwhile."
"Everything in the study was explained to me. I always knew what was going on and plan to participate in future studies!"
"I'd rate my overall study experience as excellent. The study coordinator was competent and kind."
"The research staff was courteous and visits were short with little to no waiting. My appointments stayed within time frame making scheduling easy and convenient."
"I really enjoyed participating in a research study. My overall experience was positive - visits were done in allotted time and all explanations by staff were thorough. I liked the phone and email contact by my study coordinator and WRA throughout the study."
"The new office site is much better! The politeness of staff made my experience great."
"Monique was very kind and very prompt. After participating in my first study with WRA, I hope to be involved in future healthy women's studies."
"I feel better, healthier and more useful since being involved in this study. I enjoyed the attitude of the staff and the respect and appreciation shown to me during my study involvement."
"Wake Research is easy to work with - I've done several studies with WRA over the past several years and hope to participate in more."
"This is the first time I've participated in a research study. I found the staff to be very friendly and prompt with all my appointments. I'm interested in participating in future research studies and have signed up for the quarterly newsletter to find out about current studies."
"The encouragement, study gifts and goals set during my weight loss study kept me going."
"The study was handled professionally and well. I've already suggested my friends and family members to the volunteer rewards program."
"I am very interested in participating in other studies. I think the program will help in research areas! The knowledge of the staff and willingness to answer all my questions and concerns put me at ease."
"I liked the promptness and friendly manner of the staff. All of my appointments were easy to schedule."