Informational Brochures

The Harvard Catalyst Research Subject Advocacy Program prepared these brochures to support communication between researchers and participants. To access these brochures in languages other than English or to view other educational materials prepared by the Harvard Catalyst Research Subject Advocacy Program, visit their website here.

Cover of brochure for "Should I Be a Research Subject". Person in blue scrubs showing a clipboard to a person sitting.
Should I be a research subject?
Cover of brochure for "Research Subject Bill of Rights". Pictures of scientists next to a sample of brochure text.
Participant Bill of Rights
Cover of brochure for "Social and Behavioral Research". Person in pink scrubs talking to a man and a women.
Social and Behavioral Research
Cover of brochure for "Sophie's Science Project: What is Medical Research". Decorative cartoon of two people holding an informed consent paper.
Sophie’s Science Project: What is Medical Research?
Cover of brochure for "What is a Clinical Trial". Person in lab coat talking to a women in a medical setting.
What is a Clinical Trial?








The Association for the Accreditation of Human Research Protection Programs, Inc., has developed a brochure entitled How Are You Protected, which explains the AAHRPP accreditation process as well as some basic information about being a research participant.  AAHRPP is an independent, non-profit accrediting body that uses a voluntary, peer-driven, educational model to ensure that HRPPs meet rigorous standards for quality and protection.  The Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health and Harvard University Faculty of Medicine has maintained full accreditation since June 11, 2010.