It’s very unlikely that a patient is hurt during a research trial. Nonetheless, it’s important for you to know that you’re protected in several ways. The industry-sponsored research trials conducted by IACT Health have reliable provisions to take care of you if you are injured. You can review the specifics in our Informed Consent Document.
IRB’s, Good Clinical Practice/The International Conference on Harmonization (GCP/ICH), and federal regulations jointly govern Informed Consent Documents. The agreement must contain eight specific elements, one of which informs you of your rights if you are injured by a research trial. No research can take place without your consent.
Before participating in research, every patient must read, understand, and agree to that specific trial by signing the Informed Consent Document.