Before enrolling in a clinical trial, you will be asked to sign an “Informed Consent” form. This form describes in detail the purpose of the study, the study procedures, the risks and benefits to you, how your information will be kept private, and how the study is designed to keep you safe, so that you can make an informed decision about whether you want to participate. If you do not want to enroll in the trial after hearing the details, you may decline to sign the informed consent form. Even after signing the form, you may withdraw from the trial at any time for any reason.
Read below for more details about what you need to know before signing an informed consent form and for a video that explains informed consent.
- Video by Memorial Sloan Kettering Understanding Informed Consent
- FDA Informed Consent for Clinical Trials
- National Cancer Institute Informed Consent in Cancer Clinical Trials
- Healthline What You Need to Know About Informed Consent
- Sample informed consent Informed consent template
Last Modified on September 27, 2023