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Participant's Guide

Informed consent

It is a key element in all clinical research as it ensures that individuals are fully informed about a research study in which they wish to participate before agreeing to take part.

Members of the research team explain the details of the study to each potential participant. They discuss the questions the study seeks to answer, the potential risks and benefits of participating, and the intervention being tested. They also explain what is expected of participants as part of the study.

Only after people indicate that they fully understand these details can they freely decide to accept (or decline) to participate. Participation in clinical research is always voluntary, and participants are free to leave the study at any time.

Key questions to ask before participating in a clinical trial

We understand that deciding to participate in a study is a significant step, and our goal is to provide you with all the information you need. Below are some essential questions to help you make an informed decision:


Information guide for a conscious choice

  • What is the main objective of the study and how long will it last? What is expected of you as a participant?
  • Does the study involve an existing treatment or is something new being tested? Will my doctor know what treatment I am being given?
  • Will I have to pay anything for participating in the study and will travel expenses be reimbursed?
  • Will I still be able to see my own doctor during the study?
  • If the treatment works, will I be able to continue using it after the study?
  • Will I receive any care after I finish the study?
  • If I decide to leave the study, how will that affect my medical care?
  • Do the investigators have any financial interest in the study? How much experience does the research team have?
  • How do you guarantee security during the study and will my data be kept confidential?
  • Will I be able to travel?
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