A local TV station ran this story this week. In short, they’re offering tips on making a few extra dollars in the current slow economy.
OHSU is always looking for research study participants and in some cases, volunteers are paid (in many cases they’re not.)
One important statement that was sadly left out of the story came from OHSU.
In short,we explained that while we are thankful for those who choose to participate in health research, we want volunteers to do it for the right reasons: to help advance health knowledge and/or cure disease. This should always be motivation #1. Getting paid is a nice side-benefit but it really should remain just that.