CloudLIMS, a SOC 2 compliant and ISO 9001:2015 certified informatics company, hosted a complimentary webinar to delineate how to effectively write informed consent to meet regulatory requirements and protect participants’ rights and privacy.
Participants from across the globe attended the webinar, including clinical researchers, quality managers, and technicians. The attendees asked interesting questions about broad consent under the Common Rule, best practices for obtaining informed consent from children and adolescents participating in clinical research, ethical considerations involved in obtaining informed consent for the reuse of biological samples in clinical research, and many more.
The webinar established the importance of informed consent in clinical research. Clinical researchers must obtain participants’ consent for their voluntary participation in research. Furthermore, they must explain the purpose and risks associated with the study to participants in a language they can comprehend. The process of creating informed consent documents can be challenging, as it involves meeting several regulatory requirements and understanding the fundamentals of writing informed consent. The webinar delineated these requirements and explained how to effectively write informed consent to meet regulatory requirements and protect participants’ rights and privacy at all times.