What are the risks of participating in a study?

What are the risks of participating in a study?

Institutional Review Board (IRB) FAQs What are the risks of participating in a study?

What are the risks of participating in a study?

The risks of participating in a study always depend on the nature of the study itself. The IRB helps to ensure that risks are minimized in all studies, but it is very important that participants understand the risks and benefits associated with participating in any study. Both the risks and the benefits should be explained to you through the Informed Consent process before you begin to participate in the study. If you have a question about risks associated with a particular study, ask someone conducting the study or contact the Office of the IRB.

Send e-mail to The Office of the IRB or call 205-934-3789, or 855-860-3789 

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