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    Sorry if this isn't the right section to post in, but I thought someone in Medicine might know.

    I was considering taking part in a clinical trial, but after a couple of screenings I've decided to pull out as the way I've been treated has been absolutely awful. Not sure how much detail I want to go into in the off chance anyone involved in any of them is on here, but it's been a total shambles TBH (the guy running the study was a complete bully to me for no reason, among other things).

    I don't want to give away the name of the place the trial is being done, but it's at a university. Besides pulling out, I'm honestly thinking of complaining as I feel this isn't acceptable. However, is this likely to get taken seriously or just "brushed under the carpet" by the university's clinical trials team? If it's just passed onto the very people whom I'm complaining about to deal with, I'm not sure if it's worth it or not.
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    Sorry if this isn't the right section to post in, but I thought someone in Medicine might know.

    I was considering taking part in a clinical trial, but after a couple of screenings I've decided to pull out as the way I've been treated has been absolutely awful. Not sure how much detail I want to go into in the off chance anyone involved in any of them is on here, but it's been a total shambles TBH (the guy running the study was a complete bully to me for no reason, among other things).

    I don't want to give away the name of the place the trial is being done, but it's at a university. Besides pulling out, I'm honestly thinking of complaining as I feel this isn't acceptable. However, is this likely to get taken seriously or just "brushed under the carpet" by the university's clinical trials team? If it's just passed onto the very people whom I'm complaining about to deal with, I'm not sure if it's worth it or not.
    Hi, sorry to hear about your experience. Why would they be rude if you're volunteering as a subject :/ just seems bizzare

    Anyways, you can complain, but I'm not sure how "seriously" it'll be taken given I don't know what kind of treatment you were subject to. But if you feel strongly about it, then I'd advise you to go ahead with it
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    Hi, sorry to hear about your experience. Why would they be rude if you're volunteering as a subject :/ just seems bizzare

    Anyways, you can complain, but I'm not sure how "seriously" it'll be taken given I don't know what kind of treatment you were subject to. But if you feel strongly about it, then I'd advise you to go ahead with it
    Thanks . It was only one person in particular who was actually rude, but the general way I've been treated (again, dw to go into too many details, though I can PM you if you're curious) has also been pretty bad.

    I'm guessing you study/studied Medicine, do you know anything about how this kind of thing is handled by any chance?
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    That's a huge shame and a big surprise - I've done lots of clinical trials from simple cognitive tests to vaccine trials, and everyone involved has always come across as extremely grateful, especially the research leads whose work I am enabling!

    I would complain - losing volunteers because of simple correctable problems is a big deal and you complaining the only way they'll know to improve. It might be ignored, it might be swept under the carpet until further problems arise, who knows, but either way its the right thing to do and might make a big difference to the operation of the trials.
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    That's a huge shame and a big surprise - I've done lots of clinical trials from simple cognitive tests to vaccine trials, and everyone involved has always come across as extremely grateful, especially the research leads whose work I am enabling!

    I would complain - losing volunteers because of simple correctable problems is a big deal and you complaining the only way they'll know to improve. It might be ignored, it might be swept under the carpet until further problems arise, who knows, but either way its the right thing to do and might make a big difference to the operation of the trials.
    Thanks Any suggestions as to how? Should I contact my local trials team or the university specifically?

    I don't really want my complaint just to be sent straight to the people I'm complaining about, TBH, but I'm not sure how these are handled.
 
 
 
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