Researchers’ Perspectives on Informed Consent and Ethical Review of Biobank Research in South Africa: A Cross-Sectional Study

Researchers’ Perspectives on Informed Consent and Ethical Review of Biobank Research in South Africa: A Cross-Sectional Study
Research Article 
Erisa Mwaka, Lyn Horn
Journal of Empirical Research on Human Research Ethics, 5 August 2019  
Abstract
There is limited literature on the opinions and perspectives of researchers on the ethical issues in biobank research in South Africa. This study aimed to explore researchers’ perspectives on informed consent and ethical review of biobank research in South Africa. An online survey was conducted among researchers and scientists at Stellenbosch University and the University of Kwazulu-Natal. The majority of researchers opined that broad consent is appropriate for biobank research. However, there was no consensus on the necessity for re-consent. Researchers were also in agreement that issues concerning informed consent and future use of samples require thorough discussions during the ethical review process. Overall, the attitude of researchers on informed consent and ethical review of biobank research was positive and ethically informed.

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