Frequently Asked Questions


​Q Once I've decided to participate, what can I expect during a clinical trial?

During a clinical trial, doctors, nurses, social workers, and other health care providers might be part of your trial team. They will monitor your health closely. You will have more tests and medical exams than if you were not taking part in a clinical trial.

Your treatment team also may ask you to do other tasks. For example, you may have to keep a log about your health or fill out forms about how you feel. Some people will need to travel or stay in hospitals to take part in clinical trials.


Q How long are clinical trials?


There is no typical length of time for clinical trials. Most trials last between a few days and a few months.


​Q ​How long does it take for Trialgig to find a matching trial?


Short answer: It depends. We strive to minimize the time it takes to find a trial that matches your criteria. Our process identifies the trial with the highest possible compensation as fast as possible. Timeframes range from are one week to six months.


Q How much should I ask for?


If you decide to participate in a clinical trial, you will need to travel to a clinic for regular check-ups. A typical check-up takes about 2 hours. 

Your fee needs to cover your time, lost wages, and the risk and inconvenience of any clinical trial.   

Most TrialGig members ask for a minimum fee of 100 $ per check-up visit.

Expenses related to your travel to the clinic (gas, tolls, parking fees) will be paid in addition to your fee.

Q How much should I ask for?


When you sign up, our simple bid calculator makes it easy to identify the right compensation. This calculator takes into consideration key variables when determining a fair compensation amount. Some variable examples are the duration of the clinical trial, the number of daytime visits and the number of overnight stays. 


Q What if I have to leave the clinical trial early? Do I still get paid?

Typically you will be paid based on the duration you stay in the trial.


Q Who will pay me?

Normally the physician’s office that is running the trial will pay you.

Q How many trials can I be a part of at one time?

Typically just one.