Before you participate in a clinical research study, a detailed description of the study – as well as possible risks and benefits – will be provided in writing in an “informed consent form” and will be discussed with you. You will be asked to review and sign the informed consent form prior to participating to show that you understand the study and its possible risks and benefits.
If you qualify, you may be enrolled in the clinical research study. Once enrolled, feel free to discuss your research care with the study doctor or study team members at any time during the course of your study participation.
It is important for you to:
- Attend all scheduled visits
- Adhere to the treatment and follow-up schedules
- Describe your physical state, feelings, and well-being accurately and honestly to the study doctor
- Discuss any questions regarding the study with the study doctor
As a study participant, you will have the right to contact the study’s HREC representative regarding your rights as a research participant. You will also have the right to leave the study at any time for any reason.