Office of Responsible Research Practices
The Ohio State University

Research Participants

Questions, Concerns, or Suggestions

For questions, concerns, or suggestions about research, a research-related injury, or questions about the rights of research participants, call the Office of Responsible Research Practices at (614) 688-8457 or (800) 678-6251.  Both phone numbers provide a way for participants to contact someone in the organization other than the researchers.

Resources for Research Participants


This presentation provides a brief overview of human research, including its history, basic definitions, principles of informed consent, and the rights and protections that individuals should think about before choosing to join a research study.


Links Pertaining to Research Participation

Links to Selected University Sites

Some university sites provide information about studies currently active at Ohio State:

Why I Believe in Research by Barbara Beckwith

This digital story is about Barbara Beckwith, a former research participant and member of the Cancer Institutional Review Board. Barbara is a two-time cancer survivor who is passionate about spreading the word on cancer research to the African American and senior citizen communities. Please take a few moments to hear Barbara’s interesting story in her own words.

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