Thinking about participating in a study?
To help you decide, someone in the research team will explain details of the study to you. We will give you an informed consent document that describes important facts about the study. We encourage you to consider the informed consent thoughtfully. You may want to discuss it with family and friends, with another doctor, or with other people you trust. Before you sign the informed consent form to join a study, you should take as much time as you want to think about your decision. Ask us questions if there is anything you don’t understand. We will protect the privacy of information we collect about you. As a volunteer, you have many rights that protect you!
Things to Consider….
During the research process, you may get better, you may stay the same, or you may even get worse. As health care professionals, we will always give you excellent medical care. As researchers, we must also follow a research plan very carefully.
We will tell you everything that we know about the benefits and risks of the research study before you volunteer.
Resources . . . .
CPHS HELPLINE 713-500-7943
iRIS HELPLINE 713-500-7960
UTHealth’s Compliance Hotline (1-888-472-9868)
IRIS Support 713.500.7960