As a participant in a research study approved by Solutions IRB, you have the following rights:
- To have enough time to decide whether or not to be in the research study and to make that decision without any pressure from those who are conducting the research.
- To refuse to be in the study at all or to stop participating at any time after you begin the study.
- To be told what the study is about, what will happen to you, and what you will be asked to do if you are in the study.
- To understand the potential risks of being in the study.
- To understand 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 who to contact with questions about the research, about research-related injury, and about your rights as a research subject.
- To be told where treatment is available should you have a research-related injury, and who will pay for research-related treatment.
- To be treated with respect in every aspect of the research process.
- To be provided an explanation of any alternative procedures and/or treatment that might be available to you.
- To ask any questions about the research study or other procedures involved.
- To be given a signed and dated copy of the consent form, when one is required for the research.
Do you have a question, concern or complaint about your involvement in a research study or your rights as a research participant? If so, please feel free to contact Solutions IRB confidentially. You may call us at 1.855.226.4472 or email