Would you like to participate in a research study to help better understand or find a treatment or vaccine for COVID-19?

There are numerous COVID-19 research studies being conducted through the United States to track people’s symptoms, learn more about our immune response to COVID-19 and investigate potential new treatments and vaccines. Whether you are healthy, have been exposed to COVID-19, are currently experiencing symptoms, have been diagnosed or have recovered, you may be eligible to take part in a local COVID-19 research study.

By filling out our online screening survey, you may be matched to a potential research study or clinical trial in your area. There is no obligation to participate. If you do choose to participate, in most trials all study-related visits and tests will be provided at no cost. In addition, compensation may be provided for certain types of studies. No health insurance is required.

For certain healthy volunteer studies, those who take part may receive compensation for their participation
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COVID-19 Clinical Trial Connect aims to connect people who have been exposed to, are experiencing symptoms of, have been diagnosed with, or have recovered from COVID-19 to clinical research studies in their area.

You may qualify for a COVID-19 Clinical Research Study if you:

  • Have been exposed to a confirmed case of COVID-19
  • Are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19
  • Have been diagnosed with COVID-19
  • Have recovered from a confirmed infection of COVID-19
  • Are healthy or have interest in vaccine research studies

About COVID-19

As reported cases of COVID-19 continue to climb worldwide, the information about this new coronavirus is rapidly evolving.

COVID-19 belongs to a family of viruses called Coronaviruses that cause illnesses such as the common cold, severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) and Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS).2 The novel coronavirus (COVID-19) is known to cause severe acute respiratory symptoms in some patients.

The incubation period of the virus is about 14-days, which means you may be infected before showing any symptoms. Once symptoms appear, an infected person may experience mild to severe symptoms such as:

  • Fever
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Cough

Other less common symptoms are:

  • Tiredness
  • Aches
  • Runny nose
  • Sore throat
  • Loss of taste or smell

Those who have an immune condition, or who are elderly with pre-existing health conditions are considered to be at risk and are the most vulnerable group of people.
A vaccine isn't currently available for the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), there is also no medication recommended to treat COVID-19. Treatment is directed at relieving symptoms.3

COVID-19 Clinical Trial Connect aims to connect people who have been exposed to, are experiencing symptoms of, have been diagnosed with, or have recovered from COVID-19 to clinical research studies in their area.

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What happens if I sign up?We will match you to a research study location in your area that needs participants or notify you when one becomes available. The study team will then contact you and you may have the opportunity to participate if qualified.


If you think you might like to participate in a COVID-19 research study or clinical trial or would like more information, please enter your information below so we can see if you may qualify and can contact you about the studies. Keep in mind that participation is entirely voluntary. If you do decide to take part in a study, you may change your mind about participating at any time.

About COVID-19 Clinical Trial Connect

COVID-19 Clinical Trial Connect aims to connect people to COVID-19 clinical research studies across the United States. These studies range anywhere from symptom tracking, to investigating the body’s immune response, and even researching vaccines and treatments.

In most trials, all study-related visits and tests will be provided at no cost.

Depending on the study, a mobile phlebotomist may work with you to schedule a visit to your house or a location of your choice to collect samples for the study OR you may be asked to visit a medical facility in your location.

For certain healthy volunteer studies, those who qualify to take part may receive compensation.

Who can take part in a COVID-19 Clinical Research Study?

You may qualify for a COVID-19 Clinical Research Study if you:

  • Have been exposed to a confirmed case of COVID-19
  • Are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19
  • Have been diagnosed with COVID-19
  • Have recovered from a confirmed infection of COVID-19
  • Are healthy or have interest in vaccine research studies

All study-related care is provided by a dedicated medical team.

COVID-19 Clinical Trial Connect aims to connect people who are healthy, or have been exposed to, are experiencing symptoms of, have been diagnosed with, or have recovered from COVID-19 to clinical research studies in their area.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a Clinical Trial or Research Study?

A Clinical Trial or Research Study (also called a clinical trial) is a medical study that helps to answer important questions about an investigational drug – these may include how well an investigational study drug works for a certain condition. Research Studies can also be used to study a condition or the body’s response to a condition in order to develop new treatment options or vaccines. All regulated medications must be tested in clinical research studies before they can be approved and prescribed to patients.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) is spreading rapidly throughout the world. COVID-19 Clinical Trial Connect aims to connect people who are healthy, or have been exposed to, are experiencing symptoms of, have been diagnosed with, or have recovered from COVID-19 to clinical research studies in their area.

Depending on the specific COVID-19 research study, taking part may include any of the following:

  • An electronic questionnaire to collect information about your medical history, symptoms, exposure history, and medical information related to COVID-19.
  • Working with a mobile phlebotomist to schedule a visit to your house or location of your choice to collect blood samples.
  • A scheduled visit to a medical facility where swabs may be taken of your nose, nasopharyngeal area, or your mouth.
  • A scheduled visit to a medical facility to provide a saliva sample.
  • Multiple scheduled visits to a medical facility where you will donate blood or blood plasma.
  • Participating in a clinical trial for a new vaccine or treatment option.

For certain healthy volunteer studies, those who qualify to take part in the study may receive compensation for their participation. In some studies, no compensation is provided. Please discuss this with the study team when they contact you.

There is no cost to participate in a COVID-19 research study. If you qualify, in most studies all study-related visits and tests will be provided at no cost. If you decide to take part:

  • Whichever COVID-19 research study you participate in, you will receive study-related care throughout the study from a team of doctors and nurses conducting the study.
  • In most studies, all study-related visits and tests will be provided at no cost.

The research team conducting the study will be able to explain more about what the COVID-19 research study you have been matched to will involve, and it is up to you to decide if you want to take part. Participation in any COVID-19 research study is voluntary. Whether or not you decide to participate in a COVID-19 research study will not affect your current or future relationships with your doctors. If you decide to participate, you are free to withdraw at any time without affecting those relationships.

A number of COVID-19 research studies involve working with a mobile phlebotomist to schedule a visit to your house or location of your choice to collect blood samples.

If you do need to visit a medical facility, we match you to a medical facility, (also known as a research site or center) within a close travel distance from your home. If we are not running the study in your area currently, with your permission, we will keep you in our database and reach out once a study in your area becomes available. If, at any time, you decide you no longer want your information stored, you can opt out and we will delete your details.