As a participant in a research study approved by Solutions IRB, you have the following rights:

  1. 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.
  2. To refuse to be in the study at all or to stop participating at any time after you begin the study.
  3. 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.
  4. To understand the potential risks of being in the study.
  5. To understand the possible benefits of being in the study.
  6. 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.
  7. To be told who will have access to information collected about you, and how your confidentiality will be protected.
  8. To be told who to contact with questions about the research, about research-related injury, and about your rights as a research subject.
  9. To be told where treatment is available should you have a research-related injury, and who will pay for research-related treatment.
  10. To be treated with respect in every aspect of the research process.
  11. To be provided an explanation of any alternative procedures and/or treatment that might be available to you.
  12. To ask any questions about the research study or other procedures involved.
  13. To be given a signed and dated copy of the consent form, when one is required for the research.


About Research Participation

Download AAHRPP Brochure


Research Participant Overview

Bill of Rights for Research Participants

What it means to participate in human subjects research:

Who is a human subject defined:

Human Subjects Participating in Clinical Trials:

Children in Clinical Trials

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