Could I be paid to participate in health research or clinical studies?

Some studies will pay you for your participation while others will not. Before you agree to participate, you will be told whether or not you will be paid, how much you will be paid, how you will be paid (i.e. check, gift card), and when you will be paid (i.e at each visit/session, at completion). Payment is not meant to convince you to participate but to thank you for giving up your time and to cover any costs you may have incurred by participating (i.e. travel, taking time off work).