If you decide to volunteer to participate in a research study/clinical trial, you have certain rights. At the NYUMC, we believe that personal concern for every study volunteer is vital to the quest for knowledge. If you are a patient at NYUMC, these rights are in addition to your Patient’s Bill of Rights.
As a participant in a research study/clinical trial, you have the right:
- To have enough time to decide whether or not to participate and to make that decision without any pressure from the people who are doing the research.
- To address any questions you have to the research team and or Principal Investigator at any time.
- To refuse to participate in the study/clinical trial, and to stop participating at any time after you begin the study. Your decision will not affect your right to your usual care not related to the research.
- To be told why the study/clinical trial is being done, what will happen, and what you will be asked to do if you are in the study.
- To be told about any reasonably foreseeable risks, discomforts or side effects that may occur during participation.
- To be told whether there are any costs associated with being in the study and whether you will receive any reimbursement 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 directly with questions about the research, about research-related injury, and about your rights as a research subject.
- To receive a copy of your signed Informed Consent form.
If the study involves treatment or therapy, you have the right:
- To be told about the other non-research treatment choices you have.
- To be told where treatment is available should you have a research-related injury, and who will pay for research-related treatment.