If you’ve taken an aspirin for a headache or an antibiotic to clear up an infection, thank a clinical research volunteer. All medicines including both over the counter and prescription drugs are developed and perfected with the help of clinical study volunteers.

The Screening Process:


Volunteering for a Covance clinical trial today could make a meaningful difference. It all starts with a call (866-913-4434) to our Call Center which is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. If you meet the initial criteria for a clinical study, you will be scheduled to come to our clinic at 617 Oakley Street for a screening visit.

At your screening visit, information about the study, the study drug and any known side effects will be shared with you. This document called an Informed Consent, will explain the timeline of the study and everything that will happen to you while you are at our clinic. This document must be signed before you can be screened for a study. We want to make sure you are informed and aware of everything involved in the study before we begin any procedures – even taking your height and weight. Signing this document does not waive any of your legal rights; participation in a study is always voluntary and you can always leave the study at any time. At Covance, the safety and health of our participants is paramount.