Volunteer for a Malaria Study

Seattle Malaria Clinical Trials Center (Seattle MCTC)

Volunteer for a Malaria Study

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The Seattle Malaria Clinical Trials Center (MCTC) is conducting research to combat malaria. Malaria is a disease that is transmitted to humans by the bite of an infected mosquito and affects millions of people worldwide. Malaria can cause a wide range of medical problems and may even result in death if the infection is not treated. Currently there are many medications, preventive measures and malaria vaccines being developed to fight malaria that will need to be tested before they can be made available to the general public. The Seattle MCTC is conducting clinical research studies for this purpose and is in need of healthy adult volunteers to take part in upcoming studies.  We are looking for healthy volunteers to take part in our clinical research studies.

What to expect at a screening visit

At the beginning of your visit the study staff will review and discuss the informed consent form with you. This is a document that provides many of the details about the study, including the schedule of visits, participant risks and compensation information.

If you decide that participation in our trial is right for you, you will be asked to sign the consent form. At any time you are welcome to ask questions and review the information with your friends, family and doctor so that you are making the most informed decision.

You will be asked to complete a Medical History Form, which the study staff will review with you, and clarify any information that may be relevant to your current state of health. The study staff will then take your vital signs, which may include height, weight, blood pressure, temperature and pulse. Once these procedures have been completed, a study investigator will perform a physical examination. Following the exam, study staff will perform an electrocardiogram (ECG or EKG), which is an electrical tracing of your heart’s rhythm or beats, and you will be asked to provide a urine sample, and the study staff will draw your blood for testing.

Once the screening procedures have been completed, the study staff will determine if you are eligible for the trial.

You will be compensated for your time, travel and inconvenience. The study staff will review payment with you during the information and consent discussion.

See our frequently asked questions about screening.

PARTICIPATION CRITERIA

I'm Interested

You may be eligible to participate if you:

  • Are a healthy male or nonpregnant female
  • Are between the ages of 18 and 50
  • Have reliable access to the trial site
  • Are available to participate for 4 to 12 months
  • Have no history of being previously diagnosed with malaria