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Who we are.

TKL Research is a full-service clinical research organization specializing in clinical and consumer studies. We have been in business for over 70 years and have built our reputation on excellent scientific evaluation, thorough documentation and the highest regard for our study volunteers.

What we do.

We conduct clinical research studies to evaluate the safety and effectiveness of cosmetic, dental, personal care, over the counter and pharmaceutical products.

Why you are so important to us.

The success of our studies is based upon “you” the volunteer, who give your time to participate in our studies. It is because of you that new breakthrough advances in healthcare, pharmaceutical treatment and medical devices are introduced to the consumer marketplace every day. It is an enormously important responsibility.

Compensation.

Every volunteer is compensated for time and travel depending on the length of study, number of visits, and whether the study requires a special or pre-existing condition (like dry skin or acne), or overnight/extended stay. Most studies only require that subjects are in good health, of a certain age, or gender. You can review the qualifications for each study below, and if you’re not sure, feel free to complete our volunteer form and one of our recruiters will contact you.

Take a look at our FAQ to learn more about participating in a study.

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Current Studies


To get started simply complete our volunteer form and one of our recruiters will contact you.

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Cosmetic Patch
Outpatient
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Drug Patch
In Home Use
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Bloomfield
Fair Lawn
Ramsey
Wanaque
  • 11/06/2017
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    Outpatient
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    Fair Lawn
    25 VISIT DRUG STUDY
    - 25 visits over 169 days (approximately 5.6 months) - 3-5 overnight stay
    Up to $3,300 for time and travel.
    P1980317
  • 10/24/2017
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    Drug Patch
    - M/F 18-50 years old
    Fair Lawn
    23 VISIT DRUG PATCH STUDY
    - 23 visits over up to 7 weeks
    Up to $675 for time and travel
    TK103717
  • 04/30/2018
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    Cosmetic Patch
    - M/F 18-70 years old
    Bloomfield
    SELF SCHEDULE 6 WK COSMETIC PATCH STUDY
    - 13 or 14 visits over 6 weeks
    Up to $160.00 for time and travel
    DS103218
  • 04/30/2018
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    Cosmetic Patch
    - M/F 18-70 years old
    Bloomfield
    SELF SCHEDULE 6 WK COSMETIC PATCH STUDY
    - 13 or 14 visits over 6 weeks
    Up to $160.00 for time and travel
    DS104118
  • 04/25/2018
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    Cosmetic Patch
    - M/F 18-70 years old
    Bloomfield
    SELF SCHEDULE 6 WK COSMETIC PATCH STUDY
    - 13 or 14 visits over 6 weeks
    Up to $170.00 for time and travel
    DS104018
  • 04/25/2018
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    Cosmetic Patch
    - M/F 18-70 years old
    Fair Lawn
    SELF SCHEDULE 6 WK COSMETIC PATCH STUDY
    - 13 or 14 visits over 6 weeks
    Up to $160.00 for time and travel
    DS104218
  • 04/25/2018
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    In Home Use
    - Female 30-50 years old
    Fair Lawn
    3 VISIT FACIAL OIL STUDY
    - 3 visits over 8 weeks
    Up to $90 for time and travel
    CS030418
  • 04/25/2018
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    In Home Use
    - Female Caucasian 18-65 years old
    Ramsey
    1 VISIT TAPE STRIPPING
    - 1 (2) hour visit
    Up to $125 for time and travel
    CS060118
  • 04/23/2018
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    Cosmetic Patch
    - M/F 18-70 years old
    Wanaque
    SELF SCHEDULE 6 WK COSMETIC PATCH STUDY
    - 14 visits over 6 weeks
    Up to $160.00 for time and travel
    DS103118
  • 04/23/2018
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    Cosmetic Patch
    - M/F 18-70 years old
    Bloomfield
    SELF SCHEDULE 6 WK COSMETIC PATCH STUDY
    - 13 or 14 visits over 6 weeks
    Up to $165 for time and travel
    DS103918
  • 04/23/2018
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    Cosmetic Patch
    - M/F 18 to 75 years old
    Jersey City
    3 WK COSMETIC PATCH STUDY
    - 21 consecutive visits plus screening visit
    Up to $150 for time and travel
    DS300618
  • 04/16/2018
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    Cosmetic Patch
    - M/F 18-70 years old
    Fair Lawn
    SELF SCHEDULE 6 WK COSMETIC PATCH STUDY
    - 13 or 14 visits over 6 weeks
    Up to $160.00 for time and travel
    DS103518
  • 04/07/2018
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    Photo
    - M/F 18-70 years old
    Fair Lawn
    UVA PROTECTION STUDY
    - 7 hours
    Up to $100.00 for time and travel
    PB840318
  • 03/29/2018
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    In Home Use
    - Female 13 -35 years old
    Fair Lawn
    6 VISIT ACNE CREAM STUDY
    - 1 screening visit, 5 treatment visits, and 1 follow-up phone call over approximately 24 weeks.
    Up to $450 for time and travel
    CS090118
  • 03/20/2018
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    Outpatient
    - M/F 18 years old and over
    Fair Lawn
    5 VISIT ANTIBACTERIAL GEL STUDY
    - 1 screening visit, 5 study visits
    Up to $200 for time and travel
    P1980118
  • 02/26/2018
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    Photo
    - Asian or Hispanic M/F 18-70 years old
    Fair Lawn
    UVA PROTECTION STUDY
    - 7 hours
    Up to $100.00 for time and travel
    PB840218
  • 02/22/2018
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    Outpatient
    - M/F 18-60 years old
    Fair Lawn
    14 VISIT PSORIASIS STUDY
    - within 28 days of screening
    Up to $2,125 for time and travel
    P1910117
  • 01/18/2018
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    Photo
    - Females 18-40 years old - Fitz 4-5
    Fair Lawn
    SPF SUNSCREEN STUDY
    - 1 screening visit followed by 4 more visits
    Up to $185 for time and travel
    PB830116

Frequently Asked Questions

Who is TKL Research?

TKL Research is a full-service clinical research organization specializing in clinical and consumer studies. We have been in business for over 70 years and have built our reputation on excellent scientific evaluation, thorough documentation and the highest regard for our study volunteers.

Why You Are So Important to Us?

The success of our studies is based upon “you” the volunteer, who give your time to participate in our studies. It is because of you that new breakthrough advances in healthcare, pharmaceutical treatment and medical devices are introduced to the consumer marketplace every day. It is an enormously important responsibility.

What Do We Do at TKL Research?

At TKL Research we recruit, schedule and conduct clinical research studies which evaluate the safety and effectiveness of cosmetic, dental, personal care, over the counter and pharmaceutical products.

What is a Clinical Study?

A clinical study is research conducted with volunteers to evaluate the safety and/or effectiveness of both new and existing treatments and medical devices. Each study is designed to answer specific questions about how a product works and its advantages over others. Every study has its own unique procedures and requirements for both our staff and our volunteers.

Why Are Clinical Studies Important?

Advances in medicine and science are the results of new ideas and approaches developed through research. New treatments must prove to be safe and effective in scientific studies before they can be made widely available.

What Kind of Studies Can I Participate in at TKL?

TKL has several departments that conduct many types of day, evening and overnight studies. The six primary types of studies that we conduct are:

  • Cosmetic Studies
  • Patch Studies
  • Dental Studies
  • In-Home Use Studies
  • Safety & Effectiveness Studies
  • Overnight Studies

How am I Compensated?

TKL compensates every volunteer for their participation in our studies, anywhere from $60-$6,000 for time and travel. Study compensation differs for every study, generally based upon the length of study, number of visits, whether the study requires a special or pre-existing condition (like dry skin or acne), or an overnight or extended stay. Most of the studies we conduct at TKL require just healthy subjects. Referral fees are also available to all volunteers who refer a friend for patch studies and some other select studies.

Is There a lot of Paperwork?

If you choose to volunteer for a study, the first step is filling out a Participant Information Profile (PIP). The information you provide will be entered in to our database, which will help us decide which studies to offer you. Each study requires that you read and sign an Informed Consent document, before deciding whether a study is right for you. Lastly, each study has its own Medical Screener which must also be completed whenever you participate in a new study.

Can I Leave a Study at Any Time?

At TKL Research we appreciate your participation and encourage every volunteer to complete their study, but yes, you can refuse to join a study or you may leave a study at any time.

What Kind of Protection do I have as a Study Volunteer?

At TKL, we are always looking for individuals to take part in our clinical studies. The success of our studies is based on our volunteers who give their time to test the safety and effectiveness of various treatments and medical devices before they are released into the marketplace.