What are the benefits of participating in a study?

Participating in a study can be rewarding for many reasons. Of course, the specific tangible benefits will vary from study to study. Sometimes there will be financial compensation after participation, such as a cheque, gift card or lottery draw for a prize. Sometimes you will receive feedback from your study results and learn something new about yourself. All of the study benefits will be explained to you during the informed consent process. Be sure to ask your study team if you are unsure.

All of our HNRU studies contribute to student learning and training, which is valuable in itself. As a participant, you are also helping to advance scientific knowledge. Our participants enjoy getting involved in research in the HNRU because they are part of our study team!