Experimental Subject’s Bill of Rights
The rights listed below are the right of every individual asked to participate in a research study. You have the right:
- To be told about the nature and purpose of the study.
- To be told about the procedures to be followed in the research study, and whether any of the drugs, devices, or procedures is different from what would be used in standard practice.
- To receive a description of any side effects, discomforts, or risks that you can reasonably expect to occur during the study.
- To be told of any benefits that you may reasonably expect from the participation in the study, if applicable.
- To receive a description of any alternative procedures, drugs, or devices that might be helpful, and their risks and benefits compared to the proposed procedures, drugs or devices.
- To be told of what sort of medical treatment, if any, will be available if any complications should arise.
- To be given a chance to ask any questions concerning the research study both before agreeing to participate and at any time during the course of the study.
- To refuse to participate in the research study. Participation is voluntary. You may refuse to answer any question or discontinue your involvement at any time without penalty or loss of benefits to which you might otherwise be entitled. Your decision will not affect your right to receive the care you would receive if you were not in the experiment.
- To receive a copy of the waiver of written consent form and a copy of this form.
- To be given the opportunity to freely decide whether or not to consent to the research study without any force, coercion, or undue influence.
If you have any concerns or questions regarding the research study you should contact the research team listed at the top of the consent form.
If you are unable to reach a member of the research team and have general questions, or you have concerns or complaints about the research study, research team, or questions about your rights as a research subject, please contact the Chapman University IRB staff at 714-628-2833 or firstname.lastname@example.org.