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 expected.

  • 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

    started.

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