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What if the research project isn't right for me?

If you decide you don’t want to be involved in a particular study, you don’t have to take part. Whether you were approached or you volunteered yourself, you can choose to leave the project at any point. No one will be offended, and you don’t have to give a reason. It won’t affect your normal care and it doesn’t mean that you can’t take part in research in future. You might find that you would prefer to be involved in other areas in research.

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