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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.