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About Informed Consent

  • Anyone who wants to join the study must first read a consent form that explains why the study is being done, what is involved, and how your privacy is protected. It explains what kinds of personal information will be collected, who will be allowed to see it, and how we will ensure that your privacy and identity will be protected.
  • The purpose of informed consent is to protect the rights and privacy of participants, provide information about the study, and ensure that each person’s decision is made of their own free will. The process is designed to inform you so that you can make the right decision for you. If you do decide to take part in the study, it records your consent to do so.
  • You can preview our informed consent document. The form is long and complex because of regulations about what all studies are required to include. It describes that participation is voluntary and that anyone can withdraw at any time. You can contact someone from the study to answer any questions you might have.