Participating in Research


This website is written for subjects— students of all ages, parents, employees and employers, faculty and staff of Andrews University, and anybody else in the process of deciding whether to join a research study conducted by a researcher affiliated with Andrews University.

We hope this information will help you make the right decision for yourself about being in a research study.

Questions, Concerns or Suggestions

If you have questions, concerns, suggestions about research, or questions about your rights as a research participant, you may call the (269) 471-6361 or email You may leave an anonymous message or you may leave your name and phone number if you would like a response.


Asking the researcher to answer questions like these might improve your understanding and help you decide whether to join the research study:

  1. Will I lose anything if I do not participate?
  2. Will this research help me?
  3. Why am I being asked to participate in the research study?



Things You Should Know

As a research participant you need to know: 

  1. Your rights
  2. The informed consent process
  3. How to get help if needed