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Information for Research Participants

The information on this web page will answer questions you may have about volunteering for and participating in research directed by investigators at ASU as well as invitations you may receive from outside the University.  Please do not hesitate to contact us at or call us at (480) 965-6788 if you have additional questions regarding the rights of research participants or to confirm that a research study has been authorized by the Institutional Review Board (IRB) at ASU.

Research that involves human participants (sometimes referred to as "subjects") takes place in many locations around the University campus and may occur at locations off campus.  Research with human participation is conducted by many researchers from departments or units within the University community and researchers from other institutions often recruit from our campuses as well. 

Researchers may invite your participation by sending you an email, posting flyers in public places or by placing advertisements in local newspapers. If you are a student you may be invited by your professor or lecturer to participate and some courses may invite participation. 

If you are considering participating in a research study, remember that participation is completely voluntary -- you can choose not to participate, or if you do decide to participate, you can choose to stop participating at any time.

Additional Information

Guiding Ethical Principles
What is Informed Consent?
Should I Take Part in a Research Study?
Bill of Rights for Research Participants