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informed consent

— A process through which potential participants in a study are made aware of its purpose and the implications for them, and are invited to agree to participate

Full explanation:

Informed consent is a process in which potential participants in studies are helped to understand the background and objectives of studies and the implications of participating, and are invited to agree to participating. In medical practice a healthcare provider may also ask a patient to consent to receive therapy before providing it. Informed consent is solicited according to guidelines from medical ethics committees.

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