Some volunteers deliberately use their free time at the research center to relax. A small break from your everyday life. There is time to study, read a book in our garden, or challenge fellow volunteers to a game of table tennis or darts. Computers, video game consoles, TVs, and DVDs and Netflix are available in the living room. Wireless internet is also available for your smartphone, laptop or tablet.
Some studies take longer than ten days. In those cases, you can receive visitors during the day after consultation with us. But for the longer studies, PRA also plans outings. These can include going bowling, enjoying a boat excursion, or going to a sports event or the movies.
During the research, you will be administered a drug. The doctors and nurses will continuously monitor how your body responds to this by checking your blood and urine and by measuring your vital functions such as temperature, respiration, blood pressure, and heart rate.
The Netherlands has strict rules about drug research with volunteers (formally referred to as study subjects). PRA strictly adheres to these rules. All studies are supervised and carried out by expert doctors, pharmacists, scientific researchers, and nurses. The study rooms are equipped with modern medical equipment. All participants take part voluntarily and have the right to withdraw from the study at any time. In a nutshell: your well-being and safety always comes first.
During your stay, you can save up a nice compensation. The compensation is based on the minimum wage, the length of the study, and the mental and physical inconvenience you experience as a volunteer. For example: the longer the study takes and the more often blood is drawn, the higher your compensation will be. In addition, you will receive a compensation for the travel costs.