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.
- Becoming a Research Volunteer: It’s Your Decision (English) (OHRP)
- Becoming a Research Volunteer: It’s Your Decision (Spanish) (OHRP)
Links Pertaining to Research Participation
- Are You Thinking About Being in a Research Study? (CITI)
- ClinicalTrials.gov (NIH)
- Community Engaged Research (Ohio State University)
- Learning About Clinical Trials (NCI)
- Participant Rights (Ohio State University)
- Participating in Clinical Trials (FDA)
- Research Participants (AAHRPP)
- Taking Part in Research Studies: What Questions Should You Ask? (CDC)
Links to Selected University Sites
Some university sites provide information about studies currently active at Ohio State:
- The Center for Clinical & Translational Science
- Department of Internal Medicine – Division of Infectious Diseases
- The James Comprehensive Cancer Center
- College of Optometry
- The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center
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.