Ive been doing studies for about 8 months now and while it's been rewarding,I must admit it's extremely frustrating to see certain studies not get posted on sites but directly to people. Long story short I like doing clinical studies however I would like to know if there is any kind lab veterans who will include me in their network to keep me informed on what's going on everywhere?
I only share new studies with a few of my besties that do studies. Dude's right... otherwise its creating competition and its not worth the $100-200 referral.
Just save web addresses in your favorites to 2-3 of your closest clinics and check their individual websites daily or call them daily. I prefer website checking. Its just part of my daily routine... like taking vitamins.
Better yet... make friends with the veterans when you do studies and exchange digits. Y'all can keep each other informed. That's what I did when I first started.
Meh, If one takes a more wise and long term viewpoint on it, much of the information that people put out on this board serves to improve the situation for everyone who does more than a few studies.
And it makes sense that if you get a line on an awesome study that you want to get into that you would not want to go blabbing about it on here so that other people might bump you out of a spot in the study, that's obvious.
And clearly many people come on here and suck information from the site without contributing, like parasites.
But if you drive down the highway, paranoid and furiously refusing to ever let anyone merge into your lane, what do you do when everyone is like you, and YOU need to merge into another lane?
You can go through life with a mildly sociopathic attitude, and I don't really believe in karma per se, but I think that you pay a price for it, you're just too dense and self-absorbed to realize it.
And welcome back to the site No Guest, we missed you.
"I must admit it's extremely frustrating to see certain studies not get posted on sites but directly to people."
I share your sense of frustration. Like jobs in general, spots in studies go to the well connected instead of being fairly to everyone. it makes for bad science and bad policy. i don't know if the irb's care about this sort of thing. the screening i booked this morning was because i knew somebody, my "study buddy" that i go to studies with when we can and mean while we trade off info on studies. met him here years ago. from my previous experience with this clinic, i won't get in, but it's worth a shot.
my career in studies wouldn't have been possible without paul building this site, so i try to stay active and share a lot of info here, but not always everything.
what's in it for me if i include you in my network?