It is important to know that you are a voluntary participant.
If you are interested in a clinical trial, or have been asked to participate, you have the right to know:
- The purpose of the clinical trial and what is being evaluated
- What types of procedures or tests you will undergo
- What are the potential side effects or risks
- How long the study will last
- How many clinical visits are needed
- How you will be monitored throughout the study period
- Who will oversee your care while in the clinical trial
- How the study is funded
- If you have to pay for tests or services as part of the trial
You will be informed before you give your consent.
If you are interested in a clinical trial or have been asked to participate in one, members of the research team will go over the specific details of the study with you as part of a process called informed consent.
- You will be able to ask any questions and learn about eligibility requirements as well as discuss risks and potential benefits.
- Once you and the research team agree to your participation in a clinical trial, you will be asked to sign a consent form.
- It is important to know that you are a voluntary participant in a clinical trial and you may stop participating in the study at any time.