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April 2017

Standards of ethical research require that investigators fully inform human participants of the risks, benefits, and procedures they may experience by participating in a study. Respect for participants before, during, and after the study underlies effective informed consent of the subjects or their legally authorized representatives. What does “informed consent” mean and what are the essential components? Informed consent means an individual voluntarily agrees to participate in a research study. For example: “You are free to decide whether... Read More