Clinical Research Program

RSV Maternal Vaccine Study

If you’re interested in participating in a paid clinical research study for pregnant women, fill out the form below.

Paid Clinical Study for Pregnant Women

Clinical Research Partners is partnering with VPFW to offer a paid clinical study on the effects of a vaccine for Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) on pregnant women and their babies. Learn more below and see if you qualify to participate.

Purpose of the Study

Baby in belly click to play video for Matisse RSV Maternal Vaccine study
Click to play video explaining the purpose of the Matisse RSV Maternal Vaccine Study.

The purpose of this research study is to explore the safety and effectiveness of a Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) vaccine to be given to pregnant women to protect their babies. RSV is a common respiratory virus that usually causes mild, cold-like symptoms. Most people recover in a week or two, but RSV can be serious, especially for infants and older adults.

The MATISSE study aims to help us understand if an investigational RSV vaccine could activate a pregnant mother’s immune system to create antibodies, or protective defenses, that could help prevent RSV from being passed on to her developing baby. The study will also help us understand if this vaccine could protect babies from RSV after they are born.


You may qualify to participate in this study if you are:

  • Between the ages of 18 and 49
  • Less than 36 weeks pregnant when joining the study
  • Other criteria apply


If you qualify and decide to take part in the study, you will receive one injection of either the investigational vaccine or a placebo (an injection that looks like the investigational vaccine but has no active ingredients) before your baby is born. After giving birth, you will have 4 planned study visits over the course of about 10 months. Your baby will have 4 planned study visits for the first 24 months of life. The study requires additional unplanned study visits if your baby requires a visit to a healthcare provider for breathing trouble or any other airway issues.


If you qualify and decide to participate, you may receive up to $765 if all scheduled visits are completed.


If you have any questions about participating in this research study, call Heather at Clinical Research Partners, 804-893-0645.

Interested in participating in a paid clinical research trial at VPFW?

If you’d like to participate in a clinical research trial, please complete the form below. We will reach out as studies become available. Thank you for helping us move science forward!