What does it mean to be a research participant?

What does it mean to be a research participant?

A research participant is a person who participates in human subject research by being the target of observation by researchers. Your contribution as a participant will help Episona conduct meaningful research to understand the epigenetic factors in male fertility, cancer, and even autism.

As a participant, you have certain rights:

  • An explanation of the purpose of the research
  • A description of what you will be asked to do and how long it will take, and whether or not you will be compensated
  • A description of any risks involved
  • A description of any benefits to you or to society
  • The degree to which the information will be kept confidential
  • Who to contact should you have questions
  • A statement that you are free to stop participating at any time