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HSE National Policy

HSE National Policy for Consent in Health and Social Care Research

Topic: Consent for research
Document Owner: National research and development
National Group: Strategy and research
Effective From: 01 December 2022
The purpose of this document is to set out a clear policy position for researchers on all aspects of obtaining consent for health research purposes.

It aims to ensure that consent obtained for research taking place in the HSE, or in its funded organisations, is underpinned by a commitment to best practice and ethical values, and complies with all relevant legal and regulatory frameworks at national, European, and international levels.