KGK Synergize Clinic
FAQs              

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

 

What is a clinical trial?
Clinical trials are research studies in which people help doctors/researchers find ways to improve health and preventative care.

 

Who is eligible to participate in a clinical trial?

Each study has its own guidelines for who can participate, called eligibility criteria. To ensure the strongest results, researchers want study participants to be alike in key ways. Examples of eligibility criteria for a treatment trial might be age, gender, whether you smoke or not or previous treatments. 
 

Will it cost me any money to join a clinical trial?

No, there are no out of pocket expenses for you to join a clinical trial other than your travel expenses to and from the clinic site.   KGK Synergize Clinic provides the product and covers parking fees at the Clinic.  Often you will also be compensated for your participation in the study.


How long do your studies go for?
Our studies vary in length.  Some studies are only one full day, and others may run for months.  Most studies that are long in duration require you to return to the clinic every couple of weeks for a study visit.  The schedule of visits and duration will be discussed with you prior to you having to make a commitment to join the study.


What are your hours of operation?

Our clinic hours are 8:00am to 7:00pm Monday to Friday.  Arrangements can be made for weekend visits in some studies.


What kind of products do you test? Are there any side effects?
We test many types of products from dietary supplements, food & beverages to pharmaceutical drugs. As with taking any type of product, there is a possibility of experiencing an adverse reaction. You will be given information in writing about possible side effects specific to the product you will be taking to review. If you have any allergies at all, please let us know when you call in.


Is my participation confidential?
All records relating to your identity and study participation are confidential as per the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act.


How do I know if I qualify?
If you are interested in a particular study we are recruiting for, you can
contact our clinic and we will go through an initial telephone screening with you over the phone.  This process may disqualify you right away (for example, you are out of the age range we are looking for), or you may be asked to come to our clinic for a personal screening visit.  This may include having a blood test done to confirm your eligibility.  Once we complete the screening visit and receive your blood results, you will be contacted to confirm if you qualify.  If so, an appointment will be arranged.

If you have any additional questions, please call us at (519) 858-8359 or send us an e-mail.