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Informed Consent

Informed Consent

Informed consent is a process of information exchange about the research including reviewing eligibility or recruitment materials with the subject, reviewing the informed consent document, answering questions, and checking for subject understanding. Usually, but not always, at the end of this process the informed consent is documented via a signature from the subject. One of the main goals of the informed consent process is to help the potential subject make a risk-benefit ratio assessment regarding their study participation.

The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics' Informed Consent Fact Sheet covers:

  • Steps of the informed consent process
  • Required elements of informed consent documentation
  • Tips for determining whether informed consent is required

Download the Fact Sheet

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