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Informed consent in sport science.

Olivier, Steve; Olivier, Amanda


Steve Olivier

Amanda Olivier


Obtaining informed consent is a prerequisite for a subject's participation in a research project. Informed consent is the potential subject's formal agreement to take part in a research project. The process of obtaining consent includes providing subjects with adequate information. Important components of a written informed consent document include plain-language statements about the research design, the risks and benefits of taking part, and the assurance of confidentiality. The informed consent document should be culturally sensitive, make clear the subject's right to withdraw without obligation, and include an invitation to ask questions about the project. Responsibility for obtaining informed consent rests with the researcher.


OLIVIER, S. and OLIVIER, A. 2001. Informed consent in sport science. Sportscience [online], 5(1), article ID 0101/so. Available from:

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Apr 30, 2001
Online Publication Date Apr 30, 2001
Publication Date Apr 30, 2001
Deposit Date Jan 27, 2022
Publicly Available Date Jan 27, 2022
Journal Sportscience
Electronic ISSN 1174-9210
Publisher Sportscience
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 5
Issue 1
Article Number 0101/so
Keywords Consent; Research participants; Research ethics
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