Informed consent and biorepositories

January 2009
Clinical Trials Administrator;Jan2009, Vol. 7 Issue 1, p6
The article discusses a study conducted by Laura Beskow in Durham, North Carolina which found that most people were comfortable with some of the elements of an informed consent document about tissue collected for a biorepository. According to Beskow, most of the subjects agree with informed consent language that discusses using the tissue for future research, indefinite storage time-frame for the tissue and the use of tissue for commercial purposes. Information on the next study of Beskow on simplifying biorepository consent documents is also offered.


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