The University of Texas Health Center at Tyler :: Surrogate Consent for Research

Research Resources: Legally Authorized Representatives, Decisionally Incapacitated Persons & Surrogate Consent for Research


In advance of our plans to study some of the ethical, legal and social issues pertaining to the use of surrogate consent and legally authorized representatives in research, particularly in the context of research involving persons who may be decisionally incapacitated, we provide a number of related resources for others who may be interested in this topic. These resources include related materials or sites provided by or through federal U.S. agencies; select state and international laws that specifically address the use of legally authorized representatives and surrogate consent for research; and a bibliography of related articles and other literature.

Use the navigation buttons to the right to access these resources. This resource page will be updated as new information or materials become available.

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