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
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 treatment.
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