Visit clinicaltrials.gov to find clinical trials near you. This site is a database of privately and publicly funded clinical studies conducted around the world. Here you can find trials that are actively recruiting for different indications as well as the inclusion and exclusion criteria for different trials. You also have certain rights as a participant in a research study or clinical trial. See the Bill of Rights below for a list of these rights as well as links that provide additional information related to participant safety and research ethics.
Bill of Rights for Research Participants
As a participant in a research study, you have the right:
- To have enough time to decide whether or not to be in the research study and to make that decision without any pressure from the people who are conducting the research.
- To refuse to be in the study at all, and to stop participating at any time after you begin the study.
- To be told what the study is trying to find out, what will happen to you, and what you will be asked to do if you are in the study.
- To be told about the reasonably foreseeable risks of being in the study.
- To be told about the possible benefits of being in the study.
- To be told whether there are any costs associated with being in the study and whether you will be compensated for participating in the study.
- To be told who will have access to information collected about you, and how your confidentiality will be protected.
- To be told whom to contact with questions about the research, about research-related injury, and about your rights as a research subject.
- To be told about the other non-research treatment choices you have, if the study involves treatment or therapy.
- To be told where treatment is available should you have a research-related injury, and who will pay for research-related treatment.
Additional resources regarding the rights of research participants can be found at the following links:
Regulations to Protect Research Volunteers
Declaration of Helsinki
The Belmont Report
Inside Clinical Trials: Testing Medical Products in People
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