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What Happens if One of My Participants Becomes a Prisoner?

In general, the Prisoners In Research Studies is applicable to researchers recruiting prisoners to participate in a study. However, these regulations also apply to participants who are incarcerated while enrolled in a study.  For example, if one of your participants is arrested for driving under the influence and is incarcerated, your study is now considered a prisoner study.  In order for you to continue to use that participant in your study, you are required to submit a modification form describing the situation. The protocol will need to be reviewed by the prisoner representative and will need the Board’s approval to move forward. If such an incident occurs while you are conducting your study, contact our office immediately and we will help you so that your study can move forward.

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