Deciding whether or not to participate in a research study can be challenging on our own, and this is especially true if you are new to research. The following resources are provided for you to support your decision-making process, and to answer any questions you might have about what participation entails.
The Office for Human Research Protections (OHRP) is a federal government agency that is responsible for providing leadership in the protection of research subjects. Their website provides a wealth of information for research volunteers which can be found here, or by clicking the links below:
|In English||En Español|
|Becoming a Research Volunteer: It's Your Decision||Ser voluntario en estudios clínicos: Es su decisión|
|Human Research Volunteer Informational Videos||Videos acerca de la participación en investigaciónes cientificas|
|Questions to Ask About Volunteering for a Research Study||Preguntas que debe hacer si está considerando participar como voluntario en una investigación cientifica|
|Glossary of Terms in English||Glosario de términos comunes|
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) is part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services tasked with investigating and preventing disease, and improving population health. The provide a wealth of information for patients who are considering joining a clinical trial that can be accessed on their Clinical Research Trials and You page, or by clicking links to specific pages below. The NIH also maintains a Spanish-language version of their page, accessed here.