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Confidentiality refers to the practice of protecting the identity of a participant, as well as any information collected from the participant during the clinical study, from being discovered by those outside the clinical study team. Even within the clinical study team, knowledge of participant identity and collected information is limited to authorized persons.

Confidentiality may also be defined as the researcher’s agreement with the participant about what will be done with their data.

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UC San Diago Glossary of Clinical Research Terms
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Protecting Respondent Confidentiality in Qualitative Research [2009 published article]

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