This website was written for patients, students of all ages, parents, employees and employers, members of the University & Health System faculty and staff, and anybody else in the process of deciding whether to join a research study at the University of Virginia.
The information on this website applies to both medical research studies (including clinical trials) and non-medical research studies. We hope this information will help you make the right decision for yourself about being in a research study at U.Va.
Questions to Ask
Asking the researcher to answer questions like these might improve your understanding and help you decide whether to join the research study:
- Why am I being asked to participate in the research study?
- ¿Qué si el investigador no comparte mis creencias culturales o habla mi idioma primario?
- Will the research help me?
Read on for more questions you can ask…