Participant Rights

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As a research participant, you have the right to...

  • know why the research is being done
  • know what will happen to you
  • know the risks, side effects, or pain that may occur
  • know what good may come of the study
  • know what other treatments exist if you do not take part in the research
  • know how your private information will be kept safe
  • know what will happen if you are hurt
  • know whom to contact with questions or concerns
  • ask questions at any time
  • decide whether to participate without being pressured
  • drop out at any time without penalty
  • keep a copy of the consent form