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Opting in for opt-out consent

Ian N Olver
Med J Aust 2014; 200 (4): 201-202. || doi: 10.5694/mja13.10695
Published online: 3 March 2014

A place for opt-out consent in the National statement on ethical conduct in human research

In most human research, potential participants are provided with detailed information so that they can make a fully informed choice about whether to participate in the project. The requirement for explicit consent reflects the value that our society places on individual autonomy.

  • Ian N Olver

  • Cancer Council Australia, Sydney, NSW.

Correspondence: ian.olver@cancer.org.au

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