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Informed Consent is fundamental and required element for Human Research Participants. Informed consent must clearly outline participation requirements, risks and benefits, and communicate that no coercion was used during participant recruitment; these elements ensure that recruited participants’ rights are protected throughout the course of the study. During the recruitment process potential participants are contacted and presented with a study relevant to them specifically. Once the participant has received the study information they can choose to participate in the study by providing their consent or they can decline participation. Any research study involving participants’ DNA and medical record data requires consent.

See: The Belmont Report

Consent materials
Consent-related publications
Projects/ Studies
  • Consent for Returning Pharmacogenomics Results (Lead: Maureen Smith)


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