what you need to know before participating in a clinical study

  • Be told the purpose of the trial of the investigation

  • Be informed of all the risks, plausible side effects or discomforts that any normal person could expect

  • Be informed of the sought benefits

  • be told what will happen in the study, and whether any procedures or drugs (medications) or devices are different from those considered the standard of care

  • be informed of existing options to the standard of care that are considered reasonable, and could be better or worse than participating in a clinical trial

  • Be provided informed consent ahead of time, so you can evaluate in a non stressful manner

  • Be allowed ample time to ask questions before signing consent and any given time afterwards

  • Be given reasonable time to decide whether you want to participate or not

  • Be told of any medical treatments available if complications or adverse events occur during the duration of the clinical trial

  • Understand well that you have the right to refuse to participate for any reason before or after the initiation of the clinical trial

  • Receive a signed copy of the informed consent

  • Receive contact information from the principal investigator conducting the clinical trial