Purdue Today

December 9, 2008

Becoming a research participant

Information on being a research participant is at www.purdue.edu/research/vpr/rschadmin/rschoversight/ humans/researchandme/index_p6.htm.

The site explains the research process as well as participants' rights and responsibilities. Videos also show different aspects of being involved in a human research study.

A link for research participation opportunities is not currently active, but a Web site will be available in the future to act as a clearinghouse for those interested in taking part, says Peter Dunn, associate vice president for research.

Dunn says investigators use a number of methods for recruiting, including newspaper articles, posters, fliers, e-mail and online notices.

Questions can be directed to the Human Research Protection Program at 49-45942.