EFGCP Annual Conference 2012 on
Informed Consent – How Less could be More: Effecting a paradigm shift so we do inform participants
24 & 25 January 2012, Résidence Palace, Brussels, Belgium
It has long been recognised by all groups that the information for potential participants is not fit for its purpose – to explain a research study to someone considering whether to join. The current regulations and culture that demand “Information by Volume” do not lead to informed consent.
This practical conference will explore ways to improve the information provided and see how sponsors, researchers and research participants can work together to influence law, policy and ethics and hence change these regulatory requirements and current culture. A report will be written up for wider dissemination.
It’s time for change, but how can we bring this about?