Participant Resources

Patients who are interested in volunteering to participate in research can learn more by reading Becoming a Research Volunteer: It’s Your Decision, created for research participants by the federal government, which outlines some of the factors to consider when deciding whether to participate in research.

In addition, those considering volunteering for research can review the Belmont Report, which outlines the ethical considerations in research involving human subjects. The report was compiled by the National Commission for the Protection of Human Subjects of Biomedical and Behavioral Research in 1979, and served as the framework for the federal regulations created to protect human subjects. 

Additional Resources

Department of Health and Human Services Human Subject Protection Regulations
Food and Drug Administration Human Subjects Protection Regulations 
Food and Drug Administration IRB Regulations