Research Participants

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For more information contact Laura Isaacs, at

Do you have a question, concern or complaint about your involvement in a research study or your rights as a research participant?

If so, please feel free to contact the IRB confidentially at (805) 324-9056 or

State of California Experimental Subject’s Bill of Rights

As a research participant, you have the following rights:

  1. To be told what the study is trying to find out.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. To be told if I can expect any benefit from participating and, if so, what the benefit might be.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. To be told what sort of medical treatment is available if any complications arise.
  8. 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.
  9. To receive a copy of the signed and dated consent form.
  10. To be free of pressure when considering whether I wish to agree to be in the study or not participate.

Cottage Health Research Institute

Cottage Health Research Institute

Office of Research
Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital
P.O. Box 689
Santa Barbara, CA 93102

Phone: 805-287-6260


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