Please read the following information carefully. Make sure that you understand it to your complete satisfaction before agreeing to participate.

Is there any reason that I’d have to participate in a study?

  • No! You are the only one who can make the decision to participate in a study. If you decide to take part in a study, it should be because you really want to volunteer. You will not lose any services, benefits, or rights you would normally have if you choose not to volunteer. It is unethical for anyone, including your physician, to pressure you to participate.
  • We will give you complete, accurate information about every study that you are considering. Please feel free to take plenty of time to review that information before you choose to participate. We want to make sure that you fully understand the benefits and risks before you choose to volunteer.

How do I know if the study is right for me?

  • You may volunteer for any study that you’re interested in. However, each study has specific eligibility requirements. One of our research assistants will make sure you meet these requirements before you begin the study.

How will my information be protected?

  • Information collected for the purpose of our research studies will be kept confidential as required by law. The results of this study may be published for scientific purposes, but your records or identity will not be revealed unless required by law.

For more answers to commonly asked questions about research, please refer to this website.

Here is a list of questions that you can ask us before participating!



Institute of Translational Health Services (ITHS). (2016). Research study faqs. Participate in Research.

Office for Human Research Protections (OHRP). (2022). Questions to ask.