Information for research participants

Welcome to the website of Research Integrity & Security at the University of Nevada, Reno. This page was created for members of the public.

Nevada is committed to protecting the rights and welfare of people who volunteer for research. Volunteers are also known as "subjects" or "participants." This page has basic information about research and about the rights of research participants.

We hope this information will help you make informed choices if:

  • someone from the University of Nevada, Reno asks you to participate in research,
  • you see or hear advertisements for University of Nevada, Reno research and think about volunteering, or
  • you want to volunteer for research, but you do not know where to start.

If you have a concern or complaint about a study, please contact us.

Visit the federal Office for Human Research Protections for information on what you need to know before you decide to participate in a research study.

Research participation frequently asked questions