Category: Participants FAQs

What is informed consent?

Before agreeing to participate in a clinical study, you should first examine all available information on the study and, where appropriate, on the medication being tested. This information is presented in a written document, also known as the “informed consent form,” given to each person who wishes to participate in the clinical study and must be signed if you choose to participate.

This form includes information about the study, such as its purpose, duration, required procedures, and key contacts.

The risks and potential benefits are explained in the informed consent form. You can then decide whether or not to sign the document. The informed consent form is not a contract, and you may withdraw from the study at any time.