Volunteering For A Research Study When considering volunteering for a research study, it is important to make an educated decision. What are the benefits of joining a study? Volunteers in research studies participate in the development of medical therapies that may offer better treatments and even cures for life-threatening and chronic diseases. Possible benefits for volunteers: Play an active role in their health care. Gain access to research treatments before they are widely available. Obtain medical care at health care facilities during the trial. Help others by contributing to medical research. If you would like to learn more about the benefits, please contact your nearest Meridien Research location and ask for a Clinical Research Coordinator.