My grandson participated in a medical research program . He was paid 800 dollars and received a 1099-misc . is this taxable income
According to the IRS the $800 earned through working at such a program is taxable because it is considered employee compensation. You can read more about taxable income by visiting http://www.irs.gov/Businesses/Small-Businesses-&-Self-Employed/What-is-Taxable-and-Nontaxable-Income%3F.
I do believe it is considered income so it is taxable
All income is taxable.