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Informed Consent

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What is Informed Consent?

A legal document with information on a clinical study to potential participants.


Important elements of an informed consent document:

-The information provided will help people decide whether they want to enroll in a study or not.

-It will give information about the details of a study and its potential risks and benefits.

-It should also explain the rights and responsibilities of those participating.

-The process of informed consent generally involves signing a document.

-A member of the research team will discuss the study with the potential participant and answer questions.

-It is helpful to speak to your health care provider, family members, and friends before volunteering for a clinical trial.

-Remember that signing an informed consent document is not a commitment!

-Participants in a clinical trial have the right to withdraw at any time.

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