Subject’s Rights

If you are asked to consent to be a subject in a research study, you have the right to:

  • Learn about the nature and purpose of the study.
  • Receive an explanation of the procedures, and any drug or device that may be used.
  • Learn about any benefits you might expect from the study.
  • Receive a description of any discomforts and risks that you may experience from the study.
  • Learn about the risks and benefits of any other available procedures, drug, or devices that may be helpful to you.
  • Learn what medical treatment will be made available to you if you should be injured as a result of the study.
  • Decide to consent or not to consent to a study without feeling force, obligation, pressure, or coercion.
  • Receive a copy of the signed and dated consent form.
  • Quit the study at any time. Your decision may not be used as an excuse to hold back necessary medical treatment.
  • Ask any questions about the study or the procedures involved.

-Adapted from OHRP’s Becoming a Research Volunteer brochure
Download the brochure here.