A Volunteer’s Bill of Rights
As a participant in a clinical trial, you have the right to:
- Know all of the risks and benefits of the treatment involved in the study.
- Know how, for how long, and where the researchers plan to carry out the study.
- Know what is expected of you in the study.
- Know any costs involved for you or your insurance company.
- Be aware of any medical and personal information that is shared with other researchers who are directly involved with the study.
- Talk openly with doctors.
- Ask questions about the study.
- Leave the study at any time after enrolling. However, you should not enroll if you think you may be unable to complete the study.
- Receive any new information about the treatment that becomes available during the study.
- Be informed of your treatment assignment after the study is completed.
- Maintain your privacy even after your participation is completed. Your name should not appear in any reports based on the study.