October 30, 2017: New NIH Collaboratory Article Compares Approaches for Notification and Authorization in Pragmatic Clinical Research

The conduct of pragmatic clinical trials embedded in health systems where individuals typically receive medical care raises ethical questions regarding the most appropriate ways to protect these individual’s rights, welfare, and interests. In a new article, Dr. Kevin Weinfurt and colleagues compare different models for notification and authorization to determine how acceptable these approaches are to participants, as well as their level of understanding. The authors conducted a series of web-based surveys to test respondents’ opinions on different approaches in hypothetical comparative research scenarios of commonly used medical practices.

Read a summary of the key findings in the Living Textbook Chapter: Consent, Disclosure, and Non-Disclosure.