How will the world remember this 2020? For sure, COVID-19 will be on the top 5 most remembered topics, as the pandemic has filled front pages and monopolized conversations for months. What about i-CONSENT? What has interested our readers the most? Find a compilation of our most popular 2020 posts and discover how COVID-19 has impacted our work.
1. Fake News in the time of COVID-19: objectives and detection
First post is dedicated to fake news. As the pandemic continues to create uncertainty, there is an urgent need for stronger action to manage the wild spread of fake news. i-CONSENT wishes to contribute to the cause updating its “clues to identify fake news” with a special focus on the COVID-19 pandemic.
2. i-CONSENT answers the public for Health Literacy Month
Secondly, Health Literacy Month. To celebrate it, i-CONSENT has decided to explore people’s questions regarding informed consent as closely as possible. For this reason, we have answered a selection of the most frequently asked questions in internet related to informed consent.
3. “Is the digitalisation of clinical research questioning the effectiveness of Informed Consent?”
Moreover, our report with the conclusions extracted from its virtual workshop “Rethinking informed consent: emerging challenges in the digital era” has also drawn attention. The workshop counted with the participation of four experts who shared their view on the impact of technology and digitalisation on Infomed Consent processes in clinical trials.
4. Communicating for society: tool for health professionals
In addition, a compilation of strategies and tips for health care providers and authorities has also been relevant. This tool can help them better provide information to the society in a way that it is easier to understand and manage.
5. i-CONSENT COVID-19 glossary of terms
Lastly, the i-CONSENT COVID-19 glossary of terms. Find an explanation to those big concepts on can currently find on newspapers, social media or daily conversations and we might have troubles understanding.