Bridging Consent: From Toll Bridges to Lift Bridges?
Tassé, Anne Marie
Knoppers, Bartha Maria
Harris, Jennifer R
BMC medical genomics 2011 October 4; 4: 69
The ability to share human biological samples, associated data and results across disease-specific and population-based human research biobanks is becoming increasingly important for research into disease development and translation. Although informed consent often does not anticipate such cross-domain sharing, it is important to examine its plausibility. The purpose of this study was to explore the feasibility of bridging consent between disease-specific and population-based research. Comparative analyses of 1) current ethical and legal frameworks governing consent and 2) informed consent models found in disease-specific and population-based research were conducted.
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