Our staff is happy to answer any questions you may have regarding the volunteer process at the ACPRU. Here are some frequently asked questions we receive:

Q: Who can volunteer?
A: Most studies require healthy people between the ages of 18 and 55. 

Q: What is included at screening?
A: Screening tests for a study include blood tests, urine tests, and ECGs. A physical examination is also performed at screening. 

Q: How long do the screening tests take?
A: The screening process may take up to three hours depending on the number of volunteers scheduled and the types of tests being done. The average time is two and a half hours.

Q: I participated in a previous study, may I volunteer for another one?
A: Yes, volunteers may participate more than once. Depending on the study, a required number of days must have passed since you last participated. 

Q: How will I know if I am accepted into a study?
A: You will be contacted via telephone by a recruiting staff member. 

Q: How will I get paid?
A: Your pay is based on the number of days of the study and the study requirements. These include the number of overnight stays and the number of outpatient visits (if any). You are responsible for any taxes incurred on your payment. AbbVie does not withhold taxes.