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Ask your care provider

You may want to talk to a familiar and knowledgeable person before deciding whether to take part in research or not. Some people may be able to turn to a trusted health care provider to have this conversation. 

You can also find answers to many common questions in our Frequently Asked Questions ​section. 

Below are a few questions to help begin the conversation. (Here is a PDF version you can save and print.) 

  • Is taking part in a research study an option for me?

  • If the study team asks for a referral from you, how can I arrange this with you?​

  • What are the risks and benefits of participating in a study?

  • How does the treatment given in the study compare with standard treatments for my condition?

  • How would being in a study affect my health care with you?

  • I'm on a wait list to receive a treatment. Would participating in a study affect my place on the wait list?

  • What would happen at the end of the study, or if I withdraw from the study?  

If you don't have a care provider and are seeking help for a mental health or substance use problem, here are a few other options:

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