What are my rights as a research participant?

  • To receive full information about the study as set forth in the signed informed consent form
  • To decide not to participate or to withdraw at any time without penalty or loss of benefits to which the research participant is entitled
  • To refuse or question study tests or procedures which are not mentioned in the consent form you signed
  • To withdraw from the study if new information becomes available about the study medication which makes you uncomfortable about participating
  • To receive payment for participation as indicated in the consent form you signed. If you believe the information is unclear, you may ask the study site for further information or decide not to participate
  • To receive reimbursement for or to receive at no cost study procedures/tests as indicated in the consent form you signed; if you believe the information is unclear, you may ask the study site for further information or decide not to participate
  • To receive treatment/reimbursement for treatment for adverse events as indicated in the consent form you signed; if you believe the information is unclear, you may ask the study site for further information or decide not to participate
  • To seek alternative treatment for your condition rather than participate in the study
  • To continue with your current treatment plan rather than participate in the study
  • To ask the study staff questions about the study, the results of your lab tests or other diagnostic procedures
  • To have your personal information kept as confidential as possible as detailed in the consent form you signed; if the information is unclear, you may ask the study site for further information or decide not to participate
  • To receive a copy of your signed consent form to take home with you