The newsletter of the Memory Disorders Project at Rutgers University

What is a subject?

Subject is a general term used to refer to an individual who participates in a research study. Currently, many researchers prefer to use the term "participant". Before participating in any research study, all subjects must be informed of the goal of the study and the exact procedure they will undergo, and must give their free consent to participate.

by Catherine E. Myers. Copyright © 2006 Memory Loss and the Brain