Can I participate if I am or a member of my family is an employee or affiliate of the research sponsor?

Yes, you can participate if you are or a member of your family is an employee or affiliate of the research sponsor. You will need to certify by signing the informed consent, that you have not been unduly influenced or pressured to participate, and are free to withdraw for any reason without penalty or loss of employment or other benefits to which you/they are otherwise entitled. You will also need to agree to complete the brief required training (i.e. training for studies involving employees as participants) before study participation. This is an ethical obligation for the employers and serves to protect employees.