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Women and Girls in Science International Day 2020

Women and Girls in Science International Day 2020

As every year, i-CONSENT joins the celebration of Women and Girls in Science International Day. Not only as a matter of solidarity but also as a way of defending social justice in the pursuit of gender equality. In 2020 the i-CONSENT project is reaching its final...

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Next i-CONSENT Guidelines Review Meeting

Next i-CONSENT Guidelines Review Meeting

Professor Federico de Montalvo Jääskeläinen will review the project product from an ethical and legal point of view After the fruitful first Guidelines Review Meeting with Prof. Carlos M. Romeo Casabona, for i-CONSENT project it is time to take another step. On...

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i-CONSENT presents an informed consent monograph in Rome

i-CONSENT presents an informed consent monograph in Rome

Presentation of BioLaw Journal - Special Issue on Informed Consent The past July 2019, the i-CONSENT team published a monograph on informed consent in the BioLaw Journal- Rivista di Biodiritto. Months later, on March 30th, 2020, project members will present the...

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The i-CONSENT’s top 5 must-read news stories of 2019

The i-CONSENT’s top 5 must-read news stories of 2019

Which of our news articles have catch the eyes of physicians, industry, and medical students more this year 2019? Find a compilation of our most popular posts! 1. i-CONSENT celebrates Women and Girl in Science Internacional Day The winner is this post celebrating the...

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i-CONSENT Guidelines start an audit process

i-CONSENT Guidelines start an audit process

The first meeting will be with Prof. Carlos Maria Romeo Casabona, expert in law and bioethics With the product nearly ready, it is time to give the guidelines a final revision. Experts from different fields such as law, bioethics, TIC, gender will be invited to...

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What do pregnant women have to say about clinical studies?

What do pregnant women have to say about clinical studies?

New Design Thinking session with pregnant women to incorporate their input to the project's perspective Following our sessions with kids, i-CONSENT met a group of volunteer pregnant women the past November 12th. The idea was to capture their views on informed consent...

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F2F Meeting in Rome: Finalising the guidelines

F2F Meeting in Rome: Finalising the guidelines

The i-CONSENT Consortium met in Rome to give the final touches to the project's guidelines Consortium representatives sat the past November 4-6 around the table to give the final push the project's product. The i-CONSENT guidelines, with an innovative format, are...

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i-CONSENT with Health Literacy Month 2019

i-CONSENT with Health Literacy Month 2019

6 reasons to participate in clinical trials October is #HealthLiteracyMonth and #iCONSENT is joining the celebration! For this purpose we explored 6 reasons why someone should participate in a #clinicaltrial. Before a treatment is commercialized it must undergo a...

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i-CONSENT at the X Congress of Spanish Biobanks

i-CONSENT at the X Congress of Spanish Biobanks

Our technical coordinator explained the i-CONSENT project and its applications to biobanks More than 200 representatives from Spanish biobanks met the past october 17 and 18, 2019 in valencia. The experts discussed the challenges and the future of biobanks. In this...

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i-CONSENT’s second design thinking session with children

i-CONSENT’s second design thinking session with children

After the first meeting with our youngest experts, i-CONSENT took a step forward and helped children design an informed consent “prototype” by themselves. Last week a total of 6 children aged 12 and 13 participated in the second edition of the i-CONSENT Design...

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i-CONSENT joins again European Researchers’ Night 2019

i-CONSENT joins again European Researchers’ Night 2019

Engaging students through roll plays on the topic of informed consent The i-CONSENT team held interactive sessions for 16-18 years old students about informed consent at LUMSA University for the European Researchers’ Night 2019. More than 70 students had the...

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New concept, new guidelines: conclusions after the meetings

New concept, new guidelines: conclusions after the meetings

i-CONSENT develops a route map for professionals involved in the design of informed consent process After three days of intense work, i-CONSENT can finally say that the process of elaboration of the guidelines is coming to an end. The project team flipped around the...

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i-CONSENT present at the European Research Night 2019

i-CONSENT present at the European Research Night 2019

i-CONSENT will participate in this year's edition to introduce the subject of informed consent in clinical studies The LUMSA University participates for the fourth consecutive year in the European Researchers' Night to bring researchers and their work close to...

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When assent becomes as important as consent

When assent becomes as important as consent

Minor’s Assent in Medical Research: Differences between the Scientific Literature and the Legal Requirements Informed consent in medical studies with minors is a subject of great importance. There is still a debate about the requirements to consider this assent valid...

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iCONSENT at the X Spanish Congress of Biobanks

iCONSENT at the X Spanish Congress of Biobanks

The event will take place in Valencia on October 17-18th i-CONSENT will be present at the X Spanish Congress of Biobanks on October 17-18th (2019) in Valencia. Jaime Fons (Fisabio) will represent the project and will intervene regarding the project's developements,...

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Has paper-based Informed Consent era come to an end?

Has paper-based Informed Consent era come to an end?

eConsent is consolidating itself as benchmark in the development of health-related studies Although there has been a change since those everlasting 15-20 page long Informed Consent (IC) documents, when participating in clinical studies potential participants still...

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5 frequently asked questions (FAQs) on Informed Consent

5 frequently asked questions (FAQs) on Informed Consent

Many doubts arise when taking part on a clinical study. More than a mere disclaimer, informed consent processes exist to tackle them. Based on frequent Google searches, i-CONSENT has selected 5 frequently asked questions on Informed Consent that you might have come...

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Next steps for i-CONSENT

Next steps for i-CONSENT

From WP2 and WP3 to the elaboration of the guidelines With approximately one year of project left, i-CONSENT is starting to translate the findings into a set of guidelines to improve Informed Consent. The conclusions of i-CONSENT WP1 (Work package 1, A...

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Health fake news and how to fight them by i-CONSENT

Health fake news and how to fight them by i-CONSENT

Fake news have currently become one of society's major concerns, the harm they produce in several fields as politics or health, or their impact in individual and collective memories, has placed them on the spotlight. Society’s perception of their influence and...

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Clinical Research i-CONSENT A to Z

Clinical Research i-CONSENT A to Z

Health literacy should be more than just understanding health care terminology, but it is a good starting point. i-CONSENT has developed a Clinical Research A to Z on the occasion of the #HealthLiteracyMonth celebrated in October. Accompany us through some of the...

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Adequacy, coherence and cohesion in Informed Consent

Adequacy, coherence and cohesion in Informed Consent

Minors are traditionally left out of bureaucracy for protection reasons until they trespass the threshold of adulthood set by the law. Consequently, adults must provide decisions in their place taking into account their best interest. Even so, the increasing amount of...

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I-Consent partners in Rome, a meeting to remember !

I-Consent partners in Rome, a meeting to remember !

The first I-Consent consortium meeting took place in Rome from december 4 to 5. All the stakeholders and contributors involved in the project attended the event hosted by  Lumsa University and OPBG. This meeting aimed to present the progress made in every work package...

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#healthliteracymonth in a nutshell

#healthliteracymonth in a nutshell

Health Literacy Month is now over, and we are very proud to have participated to the worldwide awareness-raising event through our Twitter campaign. Still wondering what is Informed Consent? These tips are for you! Feel free to share and/or retweet our posts with...

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I-Consent taking part in #healthliteracymonth campaign

I-Consent taking part in #healthliteracymonth campaign

Health Literacy Month is an annual worldwide awareness-raising event that has been created in 1999 by Helen Osborne, founder of Health Literacy Consulting. Helen is a health literacy consultant who helps professionals communicate health information in ways that...

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The power of patients in clinical trials

The power of patients in clinical trials

Today, September 7th 2017, is the #PatientsHavePower day! This initiative is organized by Clara, an organization that gives patients the opportunity to join and participate in clinical trials, in order for them to have access to the newest treatments, related to their...

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Event | Today we meet with Professor Federico de Montalvo Jääskeläinen to discuss the #iCONSENT guidelines from an ethical and legal point of view. The meeting will be held by our partners in Rome (@UniLUMSA). Looking forward to it!
🗯️ #InformedConsent
🔗https://i-consentproject.eu/second-stop-of-the-i-consent-guidelines-audit-process/

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