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Research Subject's Bill of Rights


Anyone who is asked to participate in a research study or who is asked to consent on the behalf of another has the following rights:

  • To be fully informed of the nature and purpose of the research study including all procedures to be performed/followed.
  • To be treated with respect in every aspect of the research process.
  • To have adequate time to consider whether to participate.
  • To be given a description of any risks, discomforts and/or inconveniences reasonably expected from participation.
  • To be given a description of any benefits you may reasonably expect from participation or be informed of no possible benefit.
  • To be provided an explanation of any alternative procedures that might be available to you, as well as the relative risks and benefits.
  • To ask any questions about the research study or other procedures involved.
  • To be told about how you may be withdrawn and that you may ask to withdraw, at anytime, without changing your rights to healthcare or other services.
  • To decide whether to participate in the research study without force, fraud, deceit, duress, coercion, or undue influence.
  • To be given a signed and dated copy of the consent form, when one is required for the research.
  • To be provided an explanation of any alternative drugs, biologics, or devices that might be available to you, as well as their relative risks and benefits, for biomedical research.
  • To be informed of where to get medical treatment if problems from the research study arise, if applicable.

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For information or to voice concerns

Division of Research Affairs
Human Research Protection Program

Gateway Center, Rm 3505
San Diego State University
5250 Campanile Dr., MC 1933
San Diego, CA 92182

Phone: 619-594-6622
Fax: 619-594-4109
E-mail: irb@mail.sdsu.edu

Note: We do not handle or process study incentives, payments, or study appointments.

For information on that please contact the point person listed in the materials given to you by study personnel.