Research Subject's Bill of Rights

Anyone who is asked to participate in a research study or who is asked to provide consent to participate on behalf of another has the following rights:

  • To be fully informed of the nature and purpose of the research including all procedures to be performed or followed.
  • To be treated with respect in every aspect of the research process.
  • To have adequate time to consider whether or not to participate in the research.
  • To be given a description of any risks, discomforts and/or inconveniences reasonably expected from participation.
  • To be given a description of any benefits you may reasonably expect from participation or to be informed of no possible benefit.
  • To be provided with an explanation of any alternative procedures that might be available to you, as well as the relative risks and benefits.
  • To ask any questions about the research study or any of the other procedures involved.
  • To be told how you may be withdrawn and that you may ask to withdraw, at anytime, without affecting your rights to health care or other services.
  • To decide to participate in the research study without force, fraud, deceit, duress, coercion, or undue influence.
  • To be given a signed and dated copy of the consent form when one is required for the research.
  • For Biomedical Research: To be provided with an explanation of any alternative drugs, biologics, or devices that might be available to you, as well as the relative risks and benefits.
  • If applicable: To be informed where to get medical treatment if problems from the research study arise.

For information, to voice concerns or report a complaint: [email protected]