Clinical Research Glossary

voluntary participation voluntary participation


Choosing to participate in research without feeling pressured.

Example of voluntary participation in a sentence

Joining a research study is voluntary.

More Info

Research participation must be voluntary so no one feels pressured to join a study or that they must stay in a study. A participant can withdraw at any time.

Other info to think about when joining a study

Before you join a study, the study team will want to be sure you know that participation is voluntary. The study team may tell you this verbally and it may also be in the consent form they give you to review. You should not feel forced into joining the study.

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