Research Subject's Bill of Rights
This list includes the right to be:
- Informed of the nature and purpose of the experiment.
- Given an explanation of the procedures to be followed in the medical experiment, and any drug or device to be utilized.
- Given a description of any attendant discomforts and risks reasonably to be expected from the experiment.
- Given an explanation of any benefits to the subject reasonably to be expected from the experiment, if applicable.
- Given a disclosure of any appropriate alternative procedures, drugs or devices that might be advantageous to the subject, and their relative risks and benefits.
- Informed of the avenues of medical treatment, if any, available to the subject after the experiment if complications should arise.
- Given an opportunity to ask any questions concerning the experiment or the procedures involved.
- Instructed that consent to participate in the medical experiment may be withdrawn at any time and the subject may discontinue participation in the medical experiment without prejudice.
- Given a copy of the signed and dated written consent form.
- Given the opportunity to decide to consent or not to consent to a medical experiment without the intervention of any element of force, fraud, deceit, duress, coercion, or undue influence on the subject's decision.