Mount Saint Vincent University’s Research Ethics Office has compiled these frequently asked questions (FAQs) from the perspective of participants, to provide information to participants before and after taking part in a research study. The Participant FAQs are meant for information and guidance purposes only. Specific questions about the research study should be directed to the appropriate Principal Investigator (PI), Research Lab, or additional research study personnel (this information is normally found in the recruitment materials, information letter and/or the informed consent letter) . For information concerning your rights as a participant, please contact

Additional information for participants in general can be found through the Panel on Research Ethics, a Government of Canada resource.

FAQs for Research Participant document