Do you recruit participants for veterinary clinical trials?
This course provides an overview of best practices for obtaining informed consent in clinical research with client owned animals (veterinary patients). Through this course, learners will review the essential elements that should be considered when putting together a consent form. These include readability, discussion of risks and benefits, other options for care, and the inclusion of a study calendar. Learners will also consider methods for ensuring that animal owners have ample opportunity to review trial requirements and ask questions. Obtaining consent under unique circumstances, like emergencies and in the remote setting, will also be reviewed.
After completing this course, you will be able to:
- List the essential elements of informed consent for veterinary clinical trials.
- Explain the importance of readability in consent forms.
- Identify 2-3 key considerations for obtaining informed consent in an emergency or owner-not-present setting.
This course was developed with funding from a Clinical and Translational Science Award One Health Alliance pilot grant.