Heroes come in all sizes

Be a Part of Our Pediatric Clinical Studies Today!

At DM Clinical, we understand that deciding to participate in a clinical study – especially when it involves your child – is a delicate decision. That’s why we’re committed to providing you with a clear image of how clinical studies work.

Enjoy this short video on pediatric clinical studies:

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Please answer the following questions to have your child potentially participate in a pediatric study.

Why we need pediatric clinical studies

Pediatric clinical studies help make the world a safer place! By participating in a clinical study, your child becomes a medical hero because they help doctors better understand what care and treatments work best for children.

Children have different anatomies than adults. Doctors may not want to prescribe the same medicines at the same doses for children as they do for older people. That’s why pediatric clinical studies are so important.

Your child can be a part of ground-breaking research. Consider the option of enrolling them in a pediatric study. Heroes do come in all shapes and sizes!

Our doctors are seeking participants for clinical studies in the following pediatric areas:

  • COVID-19
  • Migraines
  • Lyme Disease
  • Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV)
  • Epstein-Barr Virus (EBV)

Compensation and care for your child will be provided on all studies.

Still on the fence? A Patient Enrollment Specialist will be happy to answer any questions you may have.

Contact us:
Call: 833-968-2262
Email: pediatric@dmclinical.com

What to expect in a Pediatric Clinical Study


Apply to Participate

Sign up online and fill out
our secure HIPPA form.

Phone Screening

Speak with an enrollment specialist to confirm your interest in a pediatric study.

In-Office Visit

Meet with the Principal Investigator (PI) and discuss and sign paperwork.

Ongoing Visits

Receive your child’s study treatment, review the study diary, and continue attending routine follow-up visits with your child.


Last Study Visit

A final physical exam and lab tests are performed. Review your child’s diary and any final paperwork.


Post-Study Visits and Feedback

In-person or telephone follow-ups with the research coordinator. You and your child can leave feedback about the experience.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is my child eligible to join a clinical study?
Each clinical study is provided with a protocol – which are the guidelines for the study. There are studies that seek patients with a specific medical condition and others that seek healthy participants. Each study is different. The protocol provides inclusion and exclusion criteria depending on various factors that allow us to determine your child’s eligibility or ineligibility for a specific study.
What are the potential risks or benefits?
It varies by study.

The ethics and laws that govern medical practice also apply to clinical studies, and we adhere to these strict standards. However, studies, by nature, involve investigational products that might be ineffective or cause side effects.

Clinical studies are overseen by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Clinical studies also follow strict protocols that we adhere to, and they are reviewed by Institutional Review Boards (IRBs)—a board of highly qualified individuals who are dedicated to ensuring patients’ rights are protected.

You and your child will go through an informed consent process that explains in detail each step of the study. Our team will help clarify information regarding the specific medicine that is being studied, the number of required doctor or clinic visits, potential side effects, and many other aspects of the study and your child’s participation. You are encouraged to ask any and all questions throughout the process.

Can we leave a study after it begins?
Yes. You have the right to leave a clinical study at any time and for any reason. We ask that you let our clinical staff know that your child is withdrawing.
Will my child’s privacy be protected?
Yes. All medical records and research materials that might identify your child are held confidential in accordance with the law, and are never sold or shared with third parties.
Will we get compensated for study participation?
Yes. Most studies offer compensation for you and your child’s time and effort, which could be anywhere from a few hundred to a thousand dollars or more.

The compensation you receive is approved by an independent ethics board and is relative to what is required of you in that study—including the length and number of study visits. The compensation is detailed in the informed consent document you will receive at your first study visit.

When you speak with our Patient Enrollment Specialists, please feel free to discuss the compensation with them. We appreciate the sacrifice of your time and effort required for study participation and want to be upfront with you about compensation.

How do I know my child’s safety is being protected?
Before a clinical study is executed, it is reviewed by an Institutional Review Board (IRB) to ensure that the safety and well-being of the child participants are being prioritized and protected.
Will my child and I be charged with any costs to participate?
No. Clinical studies are funded by various organizations or federal agencies. These sponsors cover the costs of the study.
What does participation in a study entail?
It varies by study. Studies typically require you and your child to come to the clinic a few times, complete e-diaries, and/or speak with clinicians on the phone. The majority of our studies are conducted in outpatient clinics—that means that no overnight stay is needed for most of the studies. Most visits are similar to what your child would experience at their regular care visits to their doctor, such as a physical exam, vitals, medical history, and a blood/urine sample.