Participant Bill of Rights

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If you are asked to, or voluntarily participate in, a research study, you have the right to:

  • ​​Be told what kind of study it is and why it is being done

  • Be given an explanation of the procedures to be used, as well as a description of any drug or device to be used.

  • Be given a description of any discomforts and risks to be expected, as well as whether there will be any financial costs to you or your insurance company.

  • Be given an explanation of benefits to be expected, if any.

  • Be told of procedures, drugs or devices that might help you if you do not participate in the study, as well as how the risks and benefits of such options compare with those participating.

  • Be told of any treatment or alternative treatment, if any, available to you during and after the study.

  • Be given an opportunity to ask any questions about the study or the procedures involved.

  • Be told of new findings that could change your willingness to consent and be informed that you may withdraw your consent to participate at any time, without penalty to you.

  • Be given a copy of any consent form used in relation to the study.

  • ​Be given the time and opportunity to decide freely whether to consent or not consent to participate in the study.​