The goal of this project is to standardize the informed consent process across biobank initiatives. This project includes the development of an ethically and socially responsible consent form for the MICHR biobank.
Aim 1. Develop a simplified and electronically compatible ontology for the essential elements of informed consent for biobanks.
Aim 2. Using a model biobank consent form approved by the University of Michigan IRB, develop and test a novel consent process (also IRB approved), purposefully designed to promote understanding of and trust in biobanks.
Eligible participants in the MICHR recruitment database