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Seeking consent for research with indigenous communities: a systematic review

  • Emily F. M. Fitzpatrick1, 2, 3Email author,
  • Alexandra L. C. Martiniuk3, 4, 5,
  • Heather D’Antoine6,
  • June Oscar7, 8,
  • Maureen Carter9 and
  • Elizabeth J. Elliott1, 2, 3, 4
BMC Medical EthicsBMC series – open, inclusive and trusted201617:65

Received: 5 April 2016

Accepted: 15 September 2016

Published: 22 October 2016

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15 Sep 2016 Editorially accepted
22 Oct 2016 Article published 10.1186/s12910-016-0139-8

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Authors’ Affiliations

Discipline of Paediatrics and Child Health, Sydney Medical School, University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia
The Sydney Children’s Hospital Network (Westmead), Sydney, Australia
Sydney Medical School, University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia
The George Institute for Global Health, Sydney, Australia
Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada
Menzies School of Health Research, Darwin, Australia
Marninwarntikura Women’s Resource Centre, Fitzroy Crossing, Australia
Nulungu Research Institute, The University of Notre Dame, Broome, Australia
Nindilingarri Cultural Health Services, Fitzroy Crossing, Australia