Frequently Asked Questions


  • Who is Hill Top Research?

  • What is a clinical research study

  • Why do manufacturers test products at Hill Top Research?

  • Who monitors clinical research studies conducted at Hill Top Research

  • What types of products does Hill Top Research test?

  • How can I participate in a clinical research study?

  • How can I find out about upcoming participation opportunities?

  • How often can I participate in a clinical research study?

  • Do I need medical insurance to participate in clinical research studies?

  • Will I receive compensation for participating?

  • How long will the clinical research study last?

  • How often does Hill Top Research conduct clinical research studies?

  • How can I find out about upcoming participation opportunities?

  • What is your Privacy Policy?

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    Who is Hill Top Research ?

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    Founded in 1947, Hill Top Research is one of the world’s leading clinical research services companies, with research centers in the United States and Canada. Hill Top Research provides testing services to the consumer health care, medical, and pharmaceutical industries.



    What is a clinical research study ?

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    A clinical research study is a carefully planned scientific study, to evaluate different aspects of new or modified products, devices, or medications, using human subjects. Clinical research studies are conducted under the direction of trained clinical investigators, and in accordance with an approved study protocol and all governmental regulations.



    Why do manufacturers test products at Hill Top Research ?

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    Most commonly, companies test products at Hill Top Research to verify the safety and/or effectiveness of their products. Companies also test products to support claims they wish to make about their products. These claims are often used in the language of product advertising.



    Who monitors clinical research studies conducted at Hill Top Research ?

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    Hill Top Research follows all Good Clinical Practices {GCP} mandated by the US Food & Drug Administration {FDA} and Health Canada, as well as International Conference on Harmonization {ICH} guidelines where the rights, safety, and well-being of the study subject prevail over the interests of science. Study subject information is kept confidential by Hill Top Research. However, the sponsoring company, whose product is being tested, will receive study records that are coded to protect your identity. The sponsoring company, the Institutional Review Board {IRB}, the FDA, and Health Canada may inspect all study records. Study information may be used for medical or scientific publication, or advertising purposes, but your identity will always remain confidential.



    What types of products does Hill Top Research test ?

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    Please see a list of our commonly conducted research studies here: For more Details click here



    How can I participate in a clinical research study ?

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    To take part in a clinical research study interested parties must contact our Study Information center (Canada 204-480-7426, in the US 800-874-7550). All studies have specific qualification criteria. A Study Specialist will ask you a series of demographic and medical questions to determine your initial eligibility to participate. If, based on your responses, you qualify to participate you will be given a time and date to attend a screening appointment. At your screening appointment the research staff will make a final determination about your eligibility to participate in the study. If you are eligible, and you agree to participate, you will be asked to sign a consent form, and given your study participation appointments.



    How can I find out about upcoming participation opportunities?

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    New to Hill Top Research: Click here, fill out the form, and we will contact you.

    Visit our Website: www.hilltopstudy.com

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    In the US call: 800-874-7550

    In Canada call: 204-480-7426

    Email us at: studies@hill-top.com




    How often can I participate in a clinical research study ?

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    Subjects are only allowed to participate in one clinical research study at a time. The Government and our clients have strict rules about the frequency of study participation. Subjects are not allowed to participate in two clinical research studies at the same time, whether they are conducted at Hill Top Research or another research facility. Subjects will be eligible for future clinical research studies only after they have been released from any current study participation. Depending on the nature of the clinical research study, subjects may be required to wait up to 30 days or more before participating in another clinical research study.



    Do I need medical insurance to participate in clinical research studies ?

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    No, medical insurance is not required to participate in clinical research studies at Hill Top Research. All products, medications, tests, and physicals (if applicable) are provided free of charge, and under the direction of our trained staff.



    Will I receive compensation for participating?

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    Yes, qualified subjects that participate in clinical research studies are compensated for their time and travel. The type of study, number of appointments, and duration of the study will determine the amount of compensation received.

    Compensation for study participation is usually distributed up to two (2) weeks after the completion of the clinical research study.



    How long will the clinical research study last?

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    Hill Top Research conducts a wide variety of different clinical research studies. Some studies are as short as a single visit, lasting only a few hours. Other studies may require multiple visits over several weeks or months, and some may require multiple overnight visits.

    At each step of the recruitment process, during the telephone interview and at your screening visit, you will be informed of the timing and duration of the study.



    How often does Hill Top Research conduct clinical research studies?

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    On most weeks Hill Top Research’s team is involved in running several research studies at the same time. New studies are added to our schedule, and approved for recruitment, on an ongoing basis.



    How can I find out about upcoming participation opportunities?

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    Please enroll yourself online or mail us or Facebook or Tweet us




    What is your Privacy Policy?

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    Our Commitment to Privacy:

  • Your privacy is important to us. All information that you provide to us is held strictly confidential in agreement with all applicable government (U.S. & Canada) regulations.


  • We use the information tha you provide about yourself to: send requests, establish contact, provide feedback, and/or determine your initial suitability to participate in clinical research studies.


  • We do not sell, trade, or otherwise provide your personal information to anyone, for any reason.


  • To prevent unauthorized access, maintain data security, and ensure the correct use of information, we have put in place appropriate physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.


  • Hill Top Research is committed to protect your Personally Identifiable Information. If you need to access or correct your Personally Identifiable Information, as collected by Hill Top Research, please contact us at 1-800-874-7550. Appropriate measures will be taken to verify your identity before granting access or making corrections.