Participant or research participant is the term used to describe an individual who has agreed to take part in a clinical trial (also referred to as a “study”).
For information on becoming a research participant or if you have questions about a study that you are currently participating in at Decatur Memorial Hospital, contact the IRB Administrator at 217-876-4756.
Research participants are volunteers who come from all walks of life. Every participant has their reason for doing so. Reasons include helping others, wanting to learn more about a particular disease, obtaining investigational treatments, or just wanting to help advance science. Whatever the reason, Decatur Memorial Hospital is grateful to the many individuals who participate in our clinical trials.