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How do researchers decide what to study?

Research begins with a question that needs an answer.  Researchers then design a study to test the problem and learn information; sometimes they get the answer they expected, sometimes they don’t, and sometimes they learn something completely different...

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Participant Bill of Rights

As a research volunteer, you have rights that are protected by federal law and international guidelines.  You can always ask the study team to clarify questions you may have. If you have any concerns about your rights in a study, you can contact the IRB...

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Research Safety and Protections

Choosing to volunteer for a research study is an important decision. There are risks and benefits to every study.  Being informed can help you make the decision that is best for you.  Before you decide to participate, you should understand the rights...

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