You can ask anyone conducting the study a question at any time. If you signed an Informed Consent document, then it may include more specific information about whom to contact with questions about the study.
If you have questions about your rights as a research participant, or concerns or complaints about the research, you may contact the Office of the IRB (OIRB) at 205-934-3789 or toll free at 1-855-860-3789. Regular hours for the OIRB are 8:00 a.m to 5:00 p.m. CT, Monday through Friday. You may also call this number in the event the research staff cannot be reached or you wish to talk to someone else.
You may also send and e-mail to The Office of the IRB.