Most clinical research is regulated by both local and international authorities with the task of safeguarding their rights and safety laws.
Each research protocol follows a rigorous plan of procedures, which details what researchers carried out during it. While conducting a protocol, researchers make reports during the visits in which no mention will be made of your personal data, this information remains anonymous.
All sites conducting research protocols should have an Ethics Committee that approves the study from the beginning of the study and periodically. The purpose of the Ethics Committee is to ensure that clinical research has strict adherence to ethical and clinical guidelines to prevent unnecessary risks to participants.
Anyone wishing to participate voluntarily in a clinical trial has the right to be informed by the informed consent form. This process is the key to access the information about the study, in a language that is easily understandable and warrants to you stay informed during the course of the study.
You can not be integrated into the trial without having received an explanation of the study and the inform consent form. Informed consent protects you from research that is not authorized. It protects your privacy, your name and personal information will not be disclosed and medical record information shall be kept confidential.
If you are not satisfied with what is requested or do not understand any information, you can say "No" or withdraw consent, since your participation is voluntary.
You do not have to pay for participating in a research protocol, this is one of the advantages of being part of a clinical trial.