Research participant

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A research participant, also called a human subject or an experiment, trial, or study participant or subject, is a person who participates in human subject research by being the target of observation by researchers. Contrary to position of patient the position of the subject is different. Subject is at equal level of doctor.

Rights of research participants[edit]

Researchers who conduct human subject research should afford special rights to research participants.[1] Research participants should expect the following:

Further reading[edit]

  • Speid, Lorna (2010). Clinical trials : what patients and healthy volunteers need to know. Oxford: Oxford University Press. ISBN 978-0199734160. . This is a layman guide to research participant rights.


  1. ^ Coleman, Carl H. (2005). The ethics and regulation of research with human subjects. Newark, NJ: LexisNexis. ISBN 978-1583607985. 

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