Office of Research, UC Riverside
Office of Research Integrity

Research Participant Resources


So, you are considering becoming a research participant?
This page provides important information to keep in mind.

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Who are we?

What is an Institutional Review Board (IRB)?

What is a research study?

Who can be a study participant?

What does a study participant do?

How do I start?

How do I stop?

What is Informed Consent?

What are the risks and benefits of participating?

What are my rights as a research participant?

What questions should I ask?

What information should the researcher give me?

What is the takeaway?

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