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Public consultation on the Revision of the National Statement Chapter 2.3

Closed on Friday, 12 July 2013, 05:00pm (AEDT). Submissions are no longer being accepted.

The National Health and Medical Research Council is proposing revisions to Chapter 2.3: Qualifying or waiving conditions for consent of the National Statement on Ethical Conduct in Human Research, 2007 (National Statement). NHMRC invites submissions about the proposed revisions.

Chapter 2.3 of the National Statement  provides guidance on alternative  approaches to explicit consent to participant recruitment in research. The proposed revisions include guidance on the opt-out approach, commonly known as 'opt-out consent'.

Submissions received from this public consultation will inform any further development of the guideline. Comments can be submitted to the NHMRC until 5pm AEST Friday 12 July 2013.

Consultation documents

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Consultation date

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Closing date: 
Friday, 12 July 2013 - 5:00pm
Please note: If you require an extension to this public consultation you will need to contact the project officer using the contact details at the bottom of this page. However, in order for NHMRC to extend the date of a submission you will need to have created an account and started a submission.
Contact for further information
  • E: ethics@nhmrc.gov.au
  • T: (02) 6217 9070
  • F: (02) 6217 9175
Public submissions

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