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Participating in a Research Study

Participating in a Research Study

Choosing to take part in clinical research is an important personal decision. Your decision to participate will depend on your interests, needs, and expectations about research.

NIMH is part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the primary Federal agency for conducting and supporting medical research.

Our goal is to give you basic information about clinical research and help you make a decision about whether to participate. A Guide to Participating in a Mental Health Research Study is available. Please review and discuss this information with those close to you. As you read, write down questions you may want to ask.