Research glossary

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consent

Participants must give informed consent: voluntary agreement to participate in research by a person or group, based on adequate knowledge and understanding of relevant information about the proposed research and what will be expected of participants. These terms may also be used in relation to medical treatment of a patient. Consent may be verbal(spoken consent), written (eg by signature of a consent form), or by action (eg return of a completed questionnaire), whichever is most appropriate for the particular type of research.

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20th July 2011