Research Participant Information

If you have been asked to consent to be a participant in a research study, or if you have
been asked to sign consent for someone else, you have the right to:

  1. Learn about the nature and purpose of the experiment (also called the study or clinical trial).
  2. Receive an explanation of the procedures and any drug or device to be used.
  3. Receive a description of any discomforts, side effects and risks that you could experience from the study.
  4. Learn about any benefits you might expect from the study.
  5. Learn about the risks and benefits of any other available procedures, drugs or devices that might be helpful to you.
  6. Learn what medical treatment will be made available to you in the event that you may come to harm because of the study.
  7. Ask any questions about the study or the procedures involved.
  8. Quit the study at any time. Your decision may not be used as an excuse to hold back necessary medical treatment.
  9. Receive a copy of the signed and dated consent form.
  10. Decide to consent or not to consent to a study without feeling force, obligation, or coercion.