Clinical Research Glossary

enroll enroll


The action of a participant joining the study after providing informed consent.

Example of enroll in a sentence

If you enroll in a study, it means you decided to volunteer to be a participant.

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In order to enroll in a study, a person must meet the eligibility criteria.

Study participation is your choice. It is voluntary.

If the study includes randomization, this would be occur after the participant enrolls.

Other info to think about when joining a study

You may hear the term “enroll” when the study team is asking if you want to join the research study. You may need to provide your informed consent by signing a consent form before you can enroll in the study.

Do your best to understand everything you will be asked to do if you enroll in a study. Feel free to ask the study team any questions you have about the study. In many cases, you will be able to take the time to go home and think about it before deciding to enroll in a study.

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