Seton doctors and other healthcare providers continuously search for new ways to improve medical care for the patients we serve. Seton provides healthcare and conducts medical research. As healthcare professionals, Seton doctors will always provide you with excellent medical care. As researchers, they must also follow a research plan very carefully.
Medical research is an organized, well-planned study of a problem in healthcare. Medical professionals engage in research to answer specific questions about what makes people sick and what could make them better. The answers help doctors and others prevent diseases and improve medical care in the future. If you agree to participate in research, you may get better, you may stay the same or you may even get worse. We will tell you everything that we know about the benefits and risks of the research study before you decide to volunteer.
- What You Should Know Before You Participate in a Research Study
- Questions You Should Ask Before You Agree to Participate in a Research Study
- Research Participant FAQs
- Research Participant Bill of Rights
- Adult Informed Consent Form Bill of Rights (Spanish)
Contact the Seton Institutional Review Board
For information about the rights of subjects taking part in research studies, please contact the Seton Institutional Review Board (SIRB):
1400 N. IH 35
Austin, Texas 78701