Your Rights As a Study Participant
As a participant in a clinical research study, you have certain rights, including the right to be:
- Informed of the nature and purpose of the study
- Given an explanation of the procedures to be followed in the study and any drug that will be used
- Told about any discomforts and risks that can be reasonably expected
- Told about any alternative treatments that might be advantageous to you, as well as their risks and benefits
- Informed of the type of medical treatment available if you have complications during the study.
You also have the right to:
- Ask questions about the study procedures or medicines
- Withdraw from the study at any time, without prejudice
- Be given a copy of the signed and dated informed consent form
- Be given the choice of whether to participate in the study without any type of force, fraud, deceit, or other undue influence on your decision.