Background: - The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) at the National Institutes of Health needs healthy volunteers for vaccine clinical trials. These trials will allow researchers to study vaccines and injection devices. These studies will also allow researchers to understand the immune system and how vaccines work. In this protocol, researchers will screen healthy volunteers for these future trials. Objectives: - To screen healthy volunteers for clinical trials at the NIAID. Eligibility: - Healthy people between 18 years of age or older. They must be available to take part in clinical trials and be able to provide blood for research studies. Design: - Screening for a clinical trial may begin several months before the vaccine clinical trial begins. - Volunteers will be screened with a physical exam and medical history. They may also answer questions about sexual activity and drug use. - Volunteers will provide blood samples and possibly urine samples. They may have other tests as needed for the study. - Volunteers will not receive any treatment in this screening trial.



Eligible Ages
Over 18 Years
Eligible Genders
Accepts Healthy Volunteers

Inclusion Criteria

Age: 18 years of age or older

Available to participate for the planned duration of the clinical trial for which the screening is being done

Able and willing to complete the informed consent process

Agree to have blood and/or tissue samples collected and stored for future studies of investigational products, the immune system, and/or other medical conditions

Exclusion Criteria

A condition in which repeated blood draws or injections pose more than minimal risk for the subject such as hemophilia, other severe coagulation disorders or significantly impaired venous access

A condition that requires active medical intervention or monitoring to avert serious danger to the participant s health or well-being

Known to be pregnant or breast-feeding

Study Design

Study Type
Observational Model
Time Perspective

Arm Groups

ArmDescriptionAssigned Intervention
1 Adults 18 years old or older

Recruiting Locations

More Details

National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)

Study Contact

VRC Clinic
(301) 451-8715

Detailed Description

The purpose of this study is to screen potential study volunteers to determine if they are eligible for clinical trials of investigational products conducted by the Vaccine Research Center (VRC), NIAID, NIH at the NIH Clinical Center. Educational materials on the investigational products and protocols will be reviewed with and provided to subjects during participation in the screening protocol. Approximately 3,000 adults 18 years of age or older will be enrolled; however, the age ranges may be more restrictive for some clinical trials. Recruitment efforts at any given time will focus on the age ranges specified for the VRC studies that are in development or open to accrual.


Study information shown on this site is derived from ClinicalTrials.gov (a public registry operated by the National Institutes of Health). The listing of studies provided is not certain to be all studies for which you might be eligible. Furthermore, study eligibility requirements can be difficult to understand and may change over time, so it is wise to speak with your medical care provider and individual research study teams when making decisions related to participation.