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.

This comic book helps to explain medical research to adolescents.


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.