Participants in Research and Community Outreach

WELCOME – If you are considering or have been asked to participate in a research study or to give permission for a loved one to participate in a research study, the Office for Research Compliance welcomes your questions. Please feel free to contact our office.

This site is designed to inform human research participants or ("human subjects")* in research projects conducted by faculty, staff or students at The University of Alabama. It contains information about human-subjects research, links to useful sites, and contact information for concerns or suggestions for the improvement of UA’s human research protection program.

To discuss problems, concerns, questions, obtain information or offer input, please Contact Us:

Phone: 205-348-8461

Toll free number: 1-877-820-3066

Fax: 205-348-7189


Mail: Director, Office for Research Compliance
Box 870127
Tuscaloosa, AL 35487

You may also submit comments using our online feedback form, available here.

*There are numerous names used to refer to people recruited for research studies:

  • Participant
  • Subject
  • Study participant
  • Research participant
  • Research subject
  • Clinical subject