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.