We are inviting your child to take part in a research study, investigating the appropriate dosage of an oral medication to treat GERD symptoms in children.

The study will involve taking the investigational oral medication once daily at the same time every morning. There is no cost to take part in the Pediatric GERD Study. No health insurance is required.

In addition, participants may receive compensation for their participation.

Your child may qualify for the Pediatric GERD Study if they:

  • Are between the ages of 6 to 11 years old, inclusive
  • Have been diagnosed with GERD
  • Have experienced symptoms of GERD (heartburn, acid reflux, trouble eating, vomiting etc.) for at least three months

Those who take part in the study may receive compensation for time and travel.


Sign Up

What happens if I sign up? We will match you to a research study in your area that needs children with GERD or notify you when one becomes available. The study team will then contact you and you may have the opportunity to participate if you qualify.

If you think you might like to participate in the Pediatric GERD Study or would like more information, please enter your information below so we can see if you may qualify and can contact you about the study. Keep in mind that participation is entirely voluntary. If you do decide to take part in the study, you may change your mind about participating at any time.

If you are under the age of 13 (or 16 if you are in California or in Europe), you may not directly enter any information and your legal parent or guardian must enter this information on your behalf. By filling out this form, you are confirming that you meet these requirements.

About GERD

Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is a condition in which acid from the stomach regurgitates or brings up the stomach contents into the esophagus (tube that connects the throat and stomach) or back of the throat. GERD encompasses other terms that children between the ages of 6 to 11 years old use to describe their symptoms, such as acid reflux or heartburn.1

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a research study?

A research study (also called a clinical trial) is a study that helps to answer important questions about an investigational drug – these may include how well an investigational study drug works for a certain condition. All drugs must be tested in clinical research studies before they can be approved and prescribed to patients.

A research study is the process by which new and innovative medications, interventions and treatments are approved and brought to market, so people can live happier and healthier lives. Even over-the-counter medications, such as NSAIDs, you may have used to counteract a headache, have gone through the clinical research study process before it became available at your local pharmacy.

The Pediatric GERD Study is researching an investigational oral medication, that has already been tested in adults to see what the appropriate dosage is for children between the ages of 6 to 11 years old.

Those who qualify to take part in the study may receive compensation. Please discuss this with the study team when they contact you.

There is no cost to participate in the Pediatric GERD Study. If you qualify, all study-related care, including the investigational oral medication, is provided at no cost.

The research team will be able to explain more about what participation in the Pediatric GERD Study will involve, and it is up to you to decide if you want to take part. Participation in this study is voluntary. Whether or not you decide to participate in this study will not affect your current or future relationships with your doctors. If you decide to participate, you are free to withdraw at any time without affecting those relationships.

We match you to a study center within a close travel distance from your home. If we are not running the study in your area currently, with your permission, we will keep you in our database and reach out once a study in your area becomes available. If, at any time, you decide you no longer want your information stored, you can opt out and we will delete your details.