Information for Potential Research Participants
Thinking about participating in a study?
To help you decide, someone in the research team will explain details of the study to you. We will give you an informed consent document that describes important facts about the study. We encourage you to consider the informed consent thoughtfully. You may want to discuss it with family and friends, with another doctor, or with other people you trust. Before you sign the informed consent form to join a study, you should take as much time as you want to think about your decision. Ask us questions if there is anything you don’t understand. We will protect the privacy of information we collect about you. As a volunteer, you have many rights that protect you!
- You have the right to choose whether or not to volunteer- no one else should make that choice for you.
- You have the right to understand what the research is before you agree to take part.
- You have the right to change your mind at any time. You may leave the study for any reason.
Things to Consider….
During the research process, you may get better, you may stay the same, or you may even get worse. As health care professionals, we will always give you excellent medical care. As researchers, we must also follow a research plan very carefully.
We will tell you everything that we know about the benefits and risks of the research study before you volunteer.
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