Why would I not want to participate in a study?

Click on this video to hear a real story about why a person decided not to take part in a clinical trial.

People can decide not to take part in a clinical trial. Some things to consider when making that decision include:

  • Risks specific to that study
  • How long a person needs to take part in the study
  • Where the appointments are


  • You may have concern about the accidental release of your personal information. Every study must have security measures to prevent this from happening
  • Risks are different for each study. A recruiter will discuss these with you.