Under FDA rules, medical research studies that include people must be reviewed by an ethics board called the Institutional Review Board (IRB). The ethics board asks that you sign a consent form to join the study. A consent form explains your part in the study, your rights as a person in the study, and explains the study's goals, risks, and benefits. Each part of the ADNI study will ask that you sign a new consent form. For example, if you are chosen for the Blood Biomarker phase of the ADNI study, you will have to read and sign a consent form connected to those specific study goals, risks, and benefits. You can download or print a copy. You can go back to look at your consent form(s) if you have questions about your role in the study.
If you are uncomfortable after looking over the consent form, you do not have to participate in that phase of the study. Taking part in this research project is optional. You can withdraw your consent at any time.
We’re here to help if you have questions! You can always contact the study staff at 1-888-299-ADNI (2364) or firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions about the ADNI study or consent.