Informed consent and internet-based research in epidemiology

Laura Goddard, Fiona J Bruinsma and Graham G Giles
Med J Aust 2018; 208 (10): . || doi: 10.5694/mja17.01021
Published online: 4 June 2018

Guidelines are needed for obtaining and storing informed consent in internet-based research

The internet has become an easily accessible resource for conducting epidemiological research, but there are currently no national guidelines for researchers or human research ethics committees which are specific to ethical considerations in internet-based research in Australia.

  • Laura Goddard
  • Fiona J Bruinsma
  • Graham G Giles

  • Cancer Council Victoria, Melbourne, VIC

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