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Patients Rights for Medical Research

  • You have the right to considerate and respectful care.
  • The doctors doing the research are committed to protecting your safety and well-being. You have the right to know the doctor in charge of your care and get current information about your diagnosis and treatment.
  • Our health care systems will review all research to make sure that all patients are protected.

If you are in a research study, you have the right to know:

  • the purpose of the study
  • why you are being asked to be in the study
  • what will happen to you during the study
  • risks and benefits of being in the study
  • the choices you have if you decide not to be in the study
  • what treatment you can receive if you have problems from being in the study

Before the study, you may want to ask:

  • Will you be paid to be in the study?
  • Will you be charged for any part of the study?

Important Information:

  • Taking part in a research study is voluntary. You may stop at anytime.
  • If you decide not to be in the study, it will not change anything about your healthcare.
  • You will be told all new information that could change your mind about being in the study.
  • You will receive a copy of the consent form.
  • All of your records will be kept private.

What if you have questions?

  • You can ask questions at any time.
  • You will be given the name and phone number of the doctor in charge of the study.

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