Informed consent is your agreement to participate in a study after learning the important facts about the study. These facts include:

  • Why the research is being done
  • What the researchers want to accomplish
  • what will be done during the trial and for how long
  • What risks are involved in the trial
  • What benefits can be expected from the trial
  • What other treatments are available
  • The fact that you have the right to leave the trial at any time