Protections for Human Subjects

What are the rights of a research subject?  A research subject has the right to read and discuss the informed consent (containing all required elements) before participating in any research. A research subject has the right to ask any questions regarding the research and to have these questions answered in a satisfactory manner. The subject’s decision whether or not to participate in the research must be completely voluntary. The subject has the right to withdraw from the study at any time without penalty.