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You have reached the end of the instruction on informed consent. Below are 20 true/false and multiple choice questions to help check your understanding of the process. After you have answered these questions, you will be asked to enter information that will permit you to send your results to an e-mail address.

Click on the dot next to the best answer for each question.

1. Autonomy means that participants should be protected from harm.
     True
     False

2. It should be clearly stated if there are no benefits to a study.
     True
     False

3. Adverse events should be reported to the IRB
     immediately.
     within one week.
     within 2 weeks.
     within one month.

4. Justice requires equality in the selection of participants.
     True
     False

5. A participant who is not of legal age can consent to be in a study.
     True
     False

6. The purpose of continuing review is to determine if the risks and benefits:
     are understood by the participants.
     are accurately outlined in the current consent document.
     are permissible to the participants.
     reflect the experience of the subjects.

7. When listing risks, you do not need to list "soft" risks such as embarrassment.
     True
     False

8. Beneficence means that each person has the right to decide not to be in a study.
     True
     False

9. The consent document should be presented to the participant when it is most convenient for the investigators.
     True
     False

10. You will know the terms of continued review when you receive approval from the IRB.
     True
     False

11. A consent document should generally be written to a/an ________ grade reading level.
     third
     fifth
     eighth
     tenth

12. Risks and benefits are better understood by the researcher after the research has begun.
     True
     False

13. The participant can __________ withdraw from the study without penalty.
     never
     occasionally
     usually
     always

14. The Cal State L.A. reviews only federally funded research.
     True
     False

15. ____________ is/are not important factor(s) when asking and answering questions.
     Open-ended questions
     Patience and encouragement
     Directive questions
     Preparation

16. No further review is required once the IRB has reviewed a project.
     True
     False

17. A renewal form must be completed annually.
     True
     False

18. The ________________ relationship is not a potentially troublesome one during participant selection.
     doctor/patient
     teacher/student
     parent/child
     employer/employee

19. Changes made in everything except _____________ must be approved by the IRB.
     subject population
     research procedures
     research personnel
     participant's address

20. Researchers with financial interests in the research must inform their participants.
     True
     False

Please complete the information in these prompts to send your test results. You also have the opportunity to enter comments that will be e-mailed along with your results to the address you specify.
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After you have entered all of the correct information, click the Send Information button to process your test.

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   (i.e. yourname@company.com)

When you receive the results through email, please attach a copy to your application, or forward to the IRB coordinator, irb@calstatela.edu

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