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What is the value of making trials participants feel appreciated in being recruited to a trial and how can this be best achieved?

  • “I think you can really made to feel like a pawn to the research when the researcher does not treat you like a valued client/human being!”
  • “It is important that participant time is valued. It does not help if one feels taken for granted, or when there is a failure to recognise there is no such thing as a free lunch. If a participant’s time is not valued, it is a sacrifice on their part, but not the organisation benefiting from the offer of time.”