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Best Practices for General Consent

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These best practices provide guidance on the proper use of the General Consent for Research. They have been developed to train local hospital personnel (e.g., physicians, nurses, administrative staff), operators of biobanks and researchers as well as members of research ethics committees (REC) and patients’ organizations on how and in which context to use the national consent model. This document has been reviewed by Swissethics, the Swiss Academy of Medical Science (SAMS), members of the Working Group on Governance (i.e., Representatives of the five University hospitals), patients’ organizations, and legal and ethical experts.

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