OHRP Launches Public Outreach Website

OHRP has announced the launch of its new public outreach website: About Research Participation, www.hhs.gov/about-research-participation. These resources are designed to help potential volunteers better understand research and find the information they need to decide whether to participate in research.

The newly developed resources include:

  • A series of short videos about participating in research
  • A printable list of questions that potential volunteers can ask researchers
  • Links to additional resources.

UNC Brochure on Participating in Clinical Research

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has developed a brochure titled “Should You Volunteer?” to educate the public about medical research in general, and help them decide if they might want to participate. You may download a PDF version of the brochure (in English or Spanish):

  • Should You Volunteer? Participating in medical research at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (English)
  • Deberías Ser Voluntario? Participación en la investigación médica de la Universidad de Carolina del Norte en Chapel Hill (Español)

Additional Information about Participating in Clinical Trials (NIH)

The following links to web sites developed by the National Institutes of Health and the National Cancer Institute also provide information for individuals who are interested in participating in a clinical trial.

English

Español

Contact Information for Current Research Participants with Concerns

If you are a participant in a study at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and have questions or concerns about your rights as a research subject you may contact, anonymously if you wish, the Office of Human Research Ethics by calling (919) 966-3113 or by email: IRB Subjects. Routine questions about scheduling, explanation of procedures, or similar matters about your particular study should be addressed to the research investigator named in your consent form.