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Research Subject Responsibilities

  1. Read the informed consent form carefully and ask the PI any questions you may have. You have the right to understand the procedures for the study before you agree to participate.
  2. Contact the Principal Investigator (PI) using the contact information provided on the informed consent form if you desire to end your involvement in a study.
  3. Know the time commitment for participation and start and end dates of the study.
  4. Contact the PI, the UHD Office of Research and Sponsored Programs (; 713-221-8499) or the Chair of the IRB ( with complaints or concerns about study participation.
  5. Report any and all unanticipated problems to the PI immediately.
  6. Comply with responsibilities of participation as enumerated on the consent forms unless discontinuing participation in the study.
  7. Confirm receipt of extra-credit points or monetary compensation.
  8. Maintain copy of consent form for your records.
  9. The integrity of research depends upon honest and ethical subject participation.
  10. Request study results if so desired.
  11. Carefully weigh the potential benefits of participation (if any) against actual risk of participating.