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Informed Consent Training

Taking informed consent as part of research
Taking informed consent as part of the research process

Consent is the “process by which a subject voluntarily confirms his/her willingness to participate in a particular trial, after having been informed of all aspects of the trial that are relevant to the subject’s decision to participate. Informed Consent is documented by means of a written, signed and dated informed consent form” (ICH-GCP E6 1.28 1996).

The following set out the process to be followed by all non-medics who will be obtaining informed consent for research purposes:

It is vital that all non-medics involved in the consent process are supported by the provision of specific training and assessment to obtain informed consent. This is in addition to training required in ICH-GCP / Researcher Training for non-CTIMP Studies.

It is currently a requirement that an initial face to face session is attended and then one online refresher course can be completed before attendance at a second face-to-face session is required.

Training provided
For all allied healthcare professionals (non-medics) who will be taking informed consent for a research study the NIHR provides a training session via NIHR Learn. This is usually a face-to-face interactive classroom session with the opportunity to discuss issues around consent for research. This session is open to, and recommended for, all medics undertaking research.

Consent Training for Research Studies OCB eLearning Refresher can only be accessed via HELM. If you do not have a HELM account, please contact RITraining@uhl-tr.nhs.uk and a member of the team will set up a HELM account for you.

Please be aware that the certificate is valid for 3 years from the date of certification.