Questions to Ask
Before you agree to participate in a research study, ask the study coordinator or principal investigator these questions.
Why is the research being done?
Will there be any unpleasant side effects?
What will be done to me as part of the research?
Will the research help me personally?
Could the research hurt me?
What other options do I have?
What will the researcher do with my information?
Can I leave the study at any time?
Will the research cost me anything personally?
Who pays if I’m unexpectedly injured in the study?
How long will the study last?
What happens if I decide to leave the study early?
Who should I call if I have a question about the research?