Overall I found it to be quite a positive and interesting experience. The best thing about participating is that you’re helping to make a difference to someone’s life by assisting the people making great improvements to medical knowledge. The Linear staff I encountered during my stay were professional, friendly, and thorough. I always felt safe and well looked after by the clinic staff, I really appreciated their effort and patience. I found it interesting seeing how it all works - from the clock watching to the lab staff being in at night processing samples. I spent my time working, reading, watching TV/movies, and listening to music. Advice I’d give to someone thinking about participating in a trial with Linear is if you have the time, do it! You may contribute to the next big medical breakthrough! Staff will make you feel at ease and you’ll have plenty of time to chill out and unwind.
My overall experience as a participant was, in short - good! The staff were always very helpful, friendly, and communicated clearly. I really enjoyed the friendly dynamic with the staff and other participants and the overall good atmosphere. I spent my time reading a novel, playing games whilst chatting with other participants, watching TV series, doing internet research, and resting. I am very likely to come back and do another trial with Linear.
I would rate my overall experience as a trial participant as a highly positive experience. I enjoyed being a participant as the food was good, the people were nice, and I still had privacy even though all participants were staying in the clinic together. All the people working in the Linear clinic were very friendly, helpful, and nice to talk to. I spent my time watching Olympics on the TV, or movies on my laptop, chatting with other participants, playing board games or cards, and reading a book. I am very likely to come back and do another trial with Linear. Advice I’d give to someone thinking about participating in a trial with Linear is search for information about the particular study drug that is being trialled so you can get an idea what's going on. Ask a lot of questions about the trial, and be prepared to have many blood samples taken.
Overall it was an interesting experience to see first hand how clinical trials are performed. The Linear staff I encountered during my stay were very accommodating, polite and friendly. I spent my time working on my laptop doing internet and non-internet based work. Advice I’d give to someone thinking about participating in a trial with Linear would be make sure you bring enough work to do.