WHAT QUESTIONS SHOULD I ASK BEFORE PARTICIPATING IN A RESEARCH STUDY?

When deciding whether to participate in a research study, you may want to ask the investigators and research study team some of the following questions:

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  • What is the purpose of the research study?
  • Who is participating in the research study?
  • Will I know which treatment I am getting?
  • What has been learned about the study treatment so far?
  • What will I be asked to do?
  • How long is the study going to last?
  • Will I have to pay for any part of the research study?
  • Will my insurance cover the costs?
  • Will I be reimbursed for travel or childcare costs associated with the research study?
  • How will I know if the treatment is working?
  • If the treatment works, can I keep using it after the research study ends?
  • What will happen to me if the treatment does not work?
  • Will anyone else know about my participation?
  • Will this study help my family or my community?