HOW AM I PROTECTED?
There are ethical guidelines that protect research participants and the integrity
- A review board, Institutional Review Board (IRB), must review studies to ensure rights,
welfare and safety of research participants are protected.
- IRB must approve a research study before an Investigator (the person responsible for
conducting the study) is allowed to begin a clinical research study.
- A Research Informed Consent Document describes the research study to participants
who may decide to enroll in a clinical research study.
- Participation is voluntary, which means you can decide whether you want to be in a
WHAT ARE MY RIGHTS?
As a research participant, you have the right:
- To know the purpose of the research study
- To know the research study procedures
- To know the risks and benefits of the research study
- To ask any questions about the research study
- To withdraw from the research study at any time
- To receive a copy of the consent document form
- Not to feel forced, obligated, or coerced to participate in the research study