Do you have a question, concern or complaint about your involvement in a research study or your rights as a research participant?
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State of California Experimental Subject’s Bill of Rights
As a research participant, you have the following rights:
- To be told what the study is trying to find out.
- To be told what will happen to me and whether any of the procedures, drugs or devices is different than what would be used in standard practice.
- To be told about the frequent and/or important risks, side effects, or discomforts associated with the things that will happen to me for research purposes.
- To be told if I can expect any benefit from participating and, if so, what the benefit might be.
- To be told the other choices of procedures, drugs or devices I have and how they may be better or worse than being in the study, including risks and benefits.
- To be allowed to ask any questions concerning the study and procedures both before agreeing to be involved and during the course of the study.
- To be told what sort of medical treatment is available if any complications arise.
- To refuse to participate at all or to change my mind about participating after the study has started. This decision will not affect my right to receive the care I would receive if I were not in the study.
- To receive a copy of the signed and dated consent form.
- To be free of pressure when considering whether I wish to agree to be in the study or not participate.