Frequently asked questions about Research Studies
Each study has different criteria for eligibility. To see more information about studies or to find the contact person for a study, please see the Current Research Studies section of the website. If you are unsure about your eligibility for a study, contact the contact person listed for that study.
All information provided or collected during participation is kept confidential. It is stored securely and only accessed by approved study staff. In publications, information is reported at the group level and is not identifying.
Yes. Your participation in a research study is completely voluntary and will not affect any treatments you may be eligible to receive at the Road Home Program, Rush University Medical Center, or other institutions.
Yes. You can withdraw from a study at any time with no penalty. If you withdraw, the data already collected may not be removed from the study records. Withdrawing will not affect your care at the Road Home Program or Rush University Medical Center in any way.
Participation in a study generally will not cost you anything, but this may vary by study. Study-related costs you may be responsible for include phone carrier charges and transportation costs. Any study-related costs to you will be made clear before the start of your participation.
Some studies offer compensation for participation, usually in the form of a gift card. Compensation amounts vary by study. To see more information about studies, please see the Current Research Studies section of the website.
The Road Home Program provides parking validation for a nearby garage. Gift cards received as compensation for participating in a study may also be used towards transportation costs.
The location of the study visits differs for each study. Some studies may allow you to do all components electronically, while others may require you to go to the study site. To see more information about studies or to find the contact person for a study, please see the Current Research Studies section of the website.