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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

  • Ensayos clinicos: Información de los NIH
  • Tutorial Interactivo: Vea la presentación sobre el cuidado de su salud
  • La Oficina para la Protección de los Seres Humanos en la Investigación (Office for Human Research Protections, en adelante la OHRP) cumple una función rectora y supervisa todos los asuntos relativos a la protección de los sujetos humanos que participan en las investigaciones realizadas o financiadas por el Departamento de Salud y Servicios Humanos de los Estados Unidos (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, en adelante, DHHS).

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.