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What is Informed Consent?
Informed consent refers to the voluntary choice of an individual to participate in a research study based on an accurate and complete understanding of the all the details regarding their participation.
The Informed Consent Process
Informed consent is not a single event, it is an ongoing educational process that takes place between the research staff, and you, the volunteer. The process begins with the research staff providing a full description of the research procedures and all details pertaining to the study.
Please see our brochure, "THE INFORMED CONSENT PROCESS" for more information. It applies to research performed at both the University of Vermont, and Fletcher Allen Health Care. Click on the link above, or the image (left) and the brochure will open as an Adobe PDF document. If you do not already have the Adobe Reader, it is a free download - click image below.
Last modified January 27 2008 06:10 PM