What is informed consent?

Informed consent is a process through which you learn the purpose, risks, and benefits of a clinical trial before deciding whether to join or not. It is a critical part of ensuring patient safety in research. During the informed consent process, you learn important information about the clinical trial that can help you decide whether to take part.

Your Genesis Research team of doctors and clinical care professionals will explain the purpose of the trial, required tests and procedures and details of any treatment you will receive along with any possible risks and benefits. They will also discuss your rights, including your right to choose if you want to participate and your right to leave the study at any time. If you decide to leave the study, your Genesis doctor will discuss other treatment options with you.

After discussing all aspects of the study with you, the Genesis Research team will give you an informed consent form to read that includes written details about the information that was discussed and also describes the privacy of your records. If you agree to take part in the study, you sign the form. But even after you sign the consent form, you can leave the study at any time.