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)
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.
- Clinical Research Trials and You Sponsored by the National Institutes of Health (NIH)
- Interactive Tutorial on Clinical Trials: Sponsored by the National Institutes of Health (NIH)
- clinicaltrials.gov: Listing of clinical trials sponsored by the NIH
- An Introduction to Clinical Trials: Sponsored by NIH
- Learning about Clinical Trials: Sponsored by the National Cancer Institute/NIH
- Ensayos clinicos: Información de los NIH
- Tutorial Interactivo: Vea la presentación sobre el cuidado de su salud
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.