Clinical Research Glossary

discontinue (participant) discontinue (participant)


To remove a study participant from a study.

Example of discontinue (participant) in a sentence

If a participant wants to stop being in a study, they should have a conversation with the study team about how to discontinue safely.

More Info

A participant can decide to discontinue being in a study. Sometimes a participant is discontinued by the researchers for safety or other reasons. Reasons for discontinuing and the transition from the study should be discussed with the participant before they leave the study.

Other info to think about when joining a study

The term “discontinue” can be used in research to describe either leaving the study or stopping the study treatment. If you decide to discontinue any part of being in a study, please discuss with the study team how to do so safely first. This is to make sure that there are no likely health risks from ending study participation.

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