California Lutheran University recognizes the importance of your decision whether or not to participate in a research study.  Your participation is voluntary and you may choose not to participate or to discontinue participation at any time.  Your decision whether to participate will not affect your current or future relations with California Lutheran University.  We hope this website will answer any questions you may have.  Thank you for your interest in our research.


The Investigator conducting the study should provide you with answers to specific questions about the study.  You may contact the Investigator or their research team with questions at any time before, during or after the study.

If you would like to obtain information about a research study, or if you have questions, concerns, complaints, or wish to discuss problems or your rights as a research subject with someone unaffiliated with the study, please contact the the IRB Committee at

Anonymity, if desired, will be protected to the extent possible.

See below for a brochure with information on how to make the decision to be a research volunteer:

Brochure - Should I Take Part in Research