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Dynamic Consent: a potential solution to some of the challenges of modern biomedical research

  • Isabelle Budin-Ljøsne1, 2Email author,
  • Harriet J. A. Teare3,
  • Jane Kaye3,
  • Stephan Beck4,
  • Heidi Beate Bentzen1, 2, 5,
  • Luciana Caenazzo6,
  • Clive Collett7,
  • Flavio D’Abramo8,
  • Heike Felzmann9,
  • Teresa Finlay3,
  • Muhammad Kassim Javaid10,
  • Erica Jones4,
  • Višnja Katić11,
  • Amy Simpson12 and
  • Deborah Mascalzoni13, 14
BMC Medical EthicsBMC series – open, inclusive and trusted201718:4

Received: 9 June 2016

Accepted: 26 December 2016

Published: 25 January 2017

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Original Submission
9 Jun 2016 Submitted Original manuscript
16 Aug 2016 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Rebecca Pentz
2 Oct 2016 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Connie M. Ulrich
30 Nov 2016 Author responded Author comments - Isabelle Budin-Ljøsne
Resubmission - Version 2
30 Nov 2016 Submitted Manuscript version 2
1 Dec 2016 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Rebecca Pentz
Resubmission - Version 3
Submitted Manuscript version 3
26 Dec 2016 Editorially accepted
25 Jan 2017 Article published 10.1186/s12910-016-0162-9

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Authors’ Affiliations

Centre for Medical Ethics, Institute of Health and Society, University of Oslo, Blindern, Oslo, Norway
Norwegian Cancer Genomics Consortium,, Oslo, Norway
Centre for Health, Law and Emerging Technologies (HeLEX), Nuffield Department of Population Health, University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom
UCL Cancer Institute, University College London, London, United Kingdom
Norwegian Research Center for Computers and Law, Faculty of Law, University of Oslo, Oslo, Norway
Università degli Studi di Padova, Padova, Italy
Health Research Authority, London, United Kingdom
Focus Area DynAge, Freie Universität, Berlin, Germany
Centre of Bioethical Research & Analysis, NUI Galway, Galway, Ireland
NIHR Musculoskeletal Biomedical Research Unit, Nuffield Department of Orthopaedics, Rheumatology and Musculoskeletal Sciences, University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom
School of Medicine, University of Rijeka, Rijeka, Croatia
Genetic Alliance UK, London, United Kingdom
Centre for Research Ethics and Bioethics, Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden
Centre for Biomedicine, EURAC, Bolzano, Italy