Questions to Ask When Deciding Whether to Volunteer For Research
It’s important for our tribal members to know what to expect before you decide whether to participate in research. Don’t be afraid to ask the research team for more information and talk with them about your concerns. It’s their job to give you the information you need.
Additionally, it is essential for our tribal members, and all research participants, to know their rights as volunteers of research studies. Please remember you can always contact the SWO Research Office with questions and/or concerns before, during, and after a research study is being conducted.
The Office for Human Subjects Protections (OHRP) has created a printable list of questions to consider when deciding whether to participate in research. These questions may help you learn more:
- about the research,
- what would happen during the study,
- any risks involved to you by participating in the research,
- how your privacy and confidentiality will be protected,
- any financial considerations,
- and other considerations.
In addition to the OHRP printable list, the SWO Research Office has created some additional questions, from a tribal member perspective, to consider when asking the research team for more information.