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.
Resources from the Office of Human Research Protections (OHRP)
The Office for Human Research Protections (OHRP) is a federal government agency that is responsible for providing leadership in the protection of research subjects. The OHRP website provides a wealth of information for research volunteers:
- 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 investigaciones científicas
- Questions to Ask About Volunteering for a Research Study / Preguntas que debe hacer si está considerando participar como voluntario en una investigación científica
- Glossary of Terms in English / Glosario de términos comunes
From the OHRP YouTube channel:
Resources from the National Institutes of Health (NIH)
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.
From the NIH Website:
- NIH FAQs page about Clinical Trial Basics
- Why Should I Participate in a Clinical Trial?
- NIH Clinical Trials