Medical Arts Building
2055 Kimball Avenue
Suite 101
Waterloo, Iowa 50702

Contact Phone Numbers for
our Research Department:
(319) 272-2536 Phone
(319) 272-1930 Fax


Samantha Beenken, BSN, RN

Karrie Cheeseman, BSN, RN

Jessica Schwake, BSN, RN

(Responses in 1-3 Days)

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What is informed consent?

Informed consent is the process of learning key facts about the clinical study before deciding whether or not to participate. It is also a continuing process throughout the study to provide new information for participants. The informed consent includes the purpose, duration, required procedures, and key contacts along with other important information. To help someone decide whether or not to participate, the doctors and coordinators involved in the trial will explain the details of the study. The process allows participants to ask questions. Participants are encouraged to take their time in making a decision before signing the consent form. You and your family should feel comfortable with your decision to participate before you decide to sign an informed consent.