"I took part in a smoking study in college. They paid for my cigarettes and my time, and I really needed the money, but also I liked that something I was already doing every day could contribute to important research and help people."

Research participant

"I had a million surveys to fill out, but I also was able to meet and talk to others with my same condition, which helped both sides. And I had blood tests, biopsies, and monitoring, which could be slightly time consuming, but it helped for future generations."

Research participant

"My participation in a muscle study that helped pay for a semester of books. I did a handful of studies for fun."

Ryan Y.

"I was in a migraine clinical trial. I loved it because the medicine worked for me. I hate that it’s not commercially available yet!"

Amy B.