Informed consent is the term given to the communication process that allows individuals to make an informed choice about participation in a research study. This process is reflected in an informed consent document that contains specific, required information about the research study. The informed consent document serves as the formal authorization by an individual of their agreement to participate in the proposed research. The signed form serves as documentation of informed consent but should only be part of the consent process.
The human subjects in your project must participate willingly, having been adequately informed about the research. If the human subjects in your project are part of a vulnerable population (i.e. prisoners, cognitively impaired individuals, or minors), special protections are required. If your study includes minors, “Passive Parental Consent” is not an acceptable consent plan. A NON-response can in no way be construed as parental consent.
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