Clinical Research Glossary

confidentiality confidentiality


Protecting personal information from people who should not have access.

Example of confidentiality in a sentence

Confidentiality in research means researchers keep participant information private.

More Info

Researchers protect confidentiality by not sharing personal details about study participants with people who do not need to know as part of their work on the research.

Other info to think about when joining a study

Confidentiality is very important in healthcare and clinical research. When talking or reading about the data that you will provide during the study, the study team may mention how they will protect your confidentiality.

You can always ask more about how the study team plans to protect your data and who will have access to it. Before you join a study, make sure you feel comfortable with how your data will be used and protected.

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