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Brochures for the Public

OHRP's brochure, " Becoming a Research Volunteer: It's Your Decision" is intended for people who are considering joining a research study.

  • You can obtain single copies of the brochure by calling toll-free 1-866-447-4777.
  • Organizations can obtain a package of 300 brochures by calling 1-800-444-6472.
  • You can also download the brochure in PDF format from this page and print as many copies as you need. There is a space on the back of the brochure where organizations can add their own contact information.
    • Click here to download a PDF format version of the brochure in English.
    • Click here to download a PDF format version of the brochure in Spanish.

Documents in PDF format require the Adobe Acrobat Reader. If you experience problems with PDF documents, please download the latest version of the Reader.

As described in the brochure, these are some questions that you should ask before you agree to participate in a research study:

  • Why is the research being done?

  • What will be done to me as part of the research?

  • How will I benefit from the research?

  • Could the research hurt me?

  • What will the researcher do with my information?

  • Will the research cost me anything?

  • Who pays if I'm unexpectedly injured in the study?

  • How long will the study last?

  • What happens if I decide to leave the study early?

  • Who should I call if I have a question about the research?