What is an “informed consent”?


Except in exceptional circumstances you cannot be entered into a trial without signing a form saying that you have given your informed consent. Informed consent is the process of learning the key facts about a clinical trial before deciding whether or not to participate. If you sign this form, you confirm that you believe you have been given all the important facts about a trial, you understand them and that you have decided to take part in the trial of your own free will. An informed consent is not a contract and you may withdraw from the study at any time.