The Health and Disability Commissioner wants to know what you think about:

  • doing research on people who cannot give informed consent
  • whether the law on this should be changed.

 

Research is when you have a question about something and you are trying to find an answer.

 

Health or disability research means trying to find answers to questions about health or disability.

 

To give informed consent to be in research you:

  • get information about the research
  • understand the information about the research
  • agree to be in the research
  • sign your name to say yes.

 

Some people think:

  • the law in New Zealand makes it too hard to do research on people who cannot give informed consent

  • we could learn a lot about how to help people if we do research using people who cannot give informed consent
  • the law needs to change to make it easier to do research using people who cannot give informed consent.

 

You can:

or

 

The last day to give feedback to the Health and Disability Commissioner on informed consent to be in research is Sunday 30 April 2017.