Cold Symptoms Study - Expenses Paid

Broughton Street Edinburgh
Expenses £30
14 Jun 2018
13 Aug 2018
213161 - Cold Symptoms Study - Edinburgh
Contract Type
Part Time

Contact Details

Cold Symptoms Study - Alba Science Broughton Street Edinburgh

The purpose of the study is to gather peoples habits and practices data in relation to usage of Vicks VapoRub whilst suffering from symptoms of a common cold.


Alba Science Ltd. invites you to participate in a research study. This Information sheet explains the nature of the study and provides the information necessary to enable you to decide whether or not you wish to take part.

Study Procedures

Volunteers who are recruited onto this study must be displaying one or more of the below common cold symptoms to take part.

These symptoms include:

Congestion (a blocked nose)

Sore throat or cough or sneezing associated with a common cold.

Headaches or muscle aches associated with a common cold.

High temperature (more than 38C in adults).

Pressure in the ears and face.

Loss of taste and smell.

You must be currently own a tub of Vicks VapoRub and you will need to bring this tub with you to your screening visit (this product tub can be empy or full).

Once you are enrolled in the study you will be given some Vicks VapoRub and asked to begin using the product immediately as per your normal usage habits when suffering from a common cold. You will also be asked to keep a daily diary sheet recording the dates, times and location of your applications of the product.

Once your cold symptoms have resolved you will be asked to contact the test centre on 08007561046 to make an appointment for visit 2.

Visit 1  

Monday to Friday (Each Week) – appointments running all day.

Visit 2

Once your cold symptoms have resolved you will be asked to contact the test centre on 08007561046 to make an appointment for visit 2.

Each Visit will take approx.  30 minutes.

The following Inclusion Criteria will be used during subject screening and recruitment.

·      Males or Females

·       Participants must be aged 18-65.

·        Participants must display symptoms/be suffering from a common cold in line with NHS guidelines (self-assessed).

·        Female participants must be using a method of hormonal contraception if able to conceive.

·        Participants must be regular users of Vicks VapoRub and have used the product in the past 12 months when        suffering from a common cold/flu.

·        Participants must be willing not to let other people use the product during the duration of the study.

·        Participants is able to communicate well with the investigator and to comply with the requirements of the entire study.

·        Participants must be willing to return all dispensed test product (Vicks VapoRub) to the test facility on completion of the study.

·        Provision of informed consent to participate as shown by a witnessed signature on the Participant Consent Form.

The following Exclusion Criteria will be used during subject recruitment:

Female participants who are pregnant or breastfeeding.

Participants must not have a history of known allergy/sensitivity to the product (or to any of the ingredients or similar products.

You will be paid a £30 cheque in your name on completion of this study.

To take part in this study please reply between Monday – Friday between 9am & 5pm..

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