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Research Participant Bill of Rights

As a research participant, you have the following rights:

  • To be told the purpose of the clinical trial.
  • To be told all the risks, side effects or discomforts that might be reasonably
  • To be told of any benefits that can be reasonably expected.
  • To be told what will happen in the study and whether any procedures, drugs
    or devices are different than those that are used as standard medical
  • To be told about options available and how they may be better or worse than
    being in a clinical trial.
  • To be allowed to ask any questions about the trial before giving consent and
    at any time during the course of the study.
  • To be allowed ample time, without pressure, to decide whether to consent or
    not to consent to participate.
  • To be told of any medical treatments available if complications occur during
    the trial.
  • To receive a signed and dated copy of the informed consent form.
  • To refuse to participate, for any reason, before and after the trials started.