University of Wisconsin
School of Medicine and Public Health

Frequently Asked Questions

Will I get paid to participate in a study?
What is the time commitment to be in a study?
What procedures are involved in a study visit?
What happens if my asthma/allergies get worse while I'm in a study?
Where can I get my parking ticket validated?
Will I be on investigational medications?
Where are you located?
How often do I have to come in for visits?
Will transportation be provided if I don't have my own car?


Q.Will I get paid to participate in a study?
A.For every visit, you will receive compensation for your time and effort. Compensation may include checks and/or gift cards.

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Q.What is the time commitment to be in a study?
A.Lengths of studies vary. One may last a couple of weeks, while others may last a couple of years.

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Q.What procedures are involved in a study visit?
A.Every visit will involve and exam by an Asthma/ Allergy specialist and breathing tests. Some studies may require a blood draw, allergy skin testing, or other breathing challenges.

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Q.What happens if my asthma/allergies get worse while I'm in a study?
A.We do provide an action plan for your asthma and our doctors are available 24 hours/7 days a week for any questions you may have. If you feel that your asthma/ allergies are getting worse since starting the study, you are free to stop the study at any time.

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Q.Where can I get my parking ticket validated?
A.You will receive a parking ticket once you enter the parking ramp at the front of the hospital. Please being this inside with you. You will see the information desk in the middle of the lobby on the 2nd floor. Please tell the attendant that you are participating in a reasearch study and they will stamp your ticket for you.

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Q.Will I be on investigational medications?
A.Each study uses different medications. You may enroll into a study with all approved medications, placebo medications, or investigational medications. Please refer to the specific study that you are interested in or call one of the study coordinators.

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Q.Where are you located?
A.We are located at the Univeristy of Wisconsin hospital and clinics in Madison, WI. The address is 600 Highland Ave. Madison, WI 53792. Please refer to this link for directions.

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Q.How often do I have to come in for visits?
A.This varies with each study. Some studies may have visits once a month.

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Q.Will transportation be provided if I don't have my own car?
A.We can provide transportation for those who are unable to make it to the University with their own transportation. We will have a taxi cab pick you up and drop you off.

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