FAQs About Clinical Trials

Frequently asked questions about clinical trials answered by the Human Subjects Protection Office (HSPO) at BIDMC.

The Human Subjects Protection Office (HSPO)

The Human Subjects Protection Office (HSPO) at BIDMC is available to discuss questions or concerns about your participation in research. Please contact the HSPO help-line at (617) 667-0469. 

For information about what it means to be a participant, please see the brochure titled “Becoming a Research Volunteer: It’s Your Decision”, available in English and Spanish

For resources about common procedures or questions related to research, please see the brochures available through the Harvard Catalyst here. The following are examples of brochures that are currently available:

  • Should I be a Research Subject?
  • Research Subject Bill of Rights
  • MRI for Research
  • CT Scans for Research
  • Blood Draw for Research
  • Social and Behavioral Research
  • Stem Cell Research
  • Genetic Research

Please note that these brochures are available in many different languages.

In addition, please see the Informational video series for individuals considering research participation.

To participate in a clinical research study at BIDMC:

See Open Research Studies