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The purpose of the CFP Board Center for Financial Planning Research List is to provide CFP® professionals the opportunity to participate in research that has direct implications on financial planning practice.  Participating CFP® professionals will receive a copy of the final research paper for any study in which they elect to participate.

Participation in any survey or interview is voluntary, and CFP® professionals can opt in or out of any research study.  Participants' contact information will not be shared with any researcher at any time, and the identify of participants will remain confidential.

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