Seeking Healthy Volunteers

Healthy volunteers are people with no known significant health problems. They often are given the same tests, procedures, or drugs as patient volunteers so that researchers can compare results and make new discoveries. Healthy volunteers may be compensated for their time and travel. The following are selected studies being conducted at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Clinical Center in Bethesda, Maryland.

Respiratory Syncytial Virus Challenge Study

Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) causes the common cold. However, RSV can cause serious and life-threatening lung infections in children, the elderly, and people with weakened immune systems. Healthy volunteers ages 18-50 years old are needed to help us test new medicines and vaccines for RSV.


Laboratory of Infectious Diseases – Clinical Studies Unit

The LID CSU seeks to perform translational research studies to answer fundamental questions regarding human influenza and other emerging viral infections to inform and impact future vaccine and therapeutic design, while also making an effort to assist in evaluation of novel products that may impact human health.

The following clinical research studies are seeking volunteers for studies being conducted by the LID CSU at the NIH Clinical Center in Bethesda, Maryland:


Screening Healthy Volunteers for Influenza Challenge Studies

If you are healthy, have some time, and have an interest in helping researchers make discoveries about influenza (the flu), we need you for a screening study. The screening is used to determine eligibility for future studies that will help researchers learn more about the development and course of the flu virus.


Screening Healthy Volunteers for Studies of Mosquito-Borne Diseases

If you are healthy, have some time, and have an interest in helping researchers make discoveries about mosquito-borne diseases, we need you for a screening study. The screening is used to determine eligibility for future studies that will help researchers learn more about diseases caused by mosquitoes.


Study of Antibiotic-induced Vaginal Yeast Infections in Healthy Women

Vaginal yeast infection is a common cause of vaginal irritation. This study is trying to determine why taking antibiotics sometimes increases a woman’s risk of getting a yeast infection.


Current Vaccine Clinical Studies at the Vaccine Research Center

The Vaccine Research Center (VRC) is currently enrolling volunteers for a range of studies. The VRC is looking for adults (ages 18 to 50) who are willing to volunteer their time and work closely with investigators to evaluate vaccines against diseases such as HIV/AIDS, Ebola, flu, and others.