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Implementation Materials & Resources

The National Participant Information and Consent Form (PICF) Framework provides a nationally consistent model for the communication of participant information. 

The Framework is designed so that patients are treated respectfully and to assist mutual understanding with the research team. There is a variety of supporting resources to support health service organisations, clinicians and researchers. 

The National PICF has been implemented and adopted in research active hospitals, healthcare services and research organisations nationally since its launch on the 4th of May 2016.

 The Framework is intended for use by Australian health service and research organisations across all settings and sectors and describes the three tiered consent model. It can be used to inform new participant information and consent policies and modify existing ones. 

The Framework is divided into three parts:
    - Part A describes General Information.
    It includes the rationale and scope of the Framework, as well as key questions and considerations for the participant.
    - Part B describes the specific Trial Details.
    - Finally, Part C is the Consent Form.

Endorsement of the Framework

The Framework is been supported by:

Clinical Oncology Society of Australia Website

Cancer Council Australia Website
The Royal Melbourne Website

Monash Health Website

Praxis Australia Website

Cabrini Website

Cancer Trials Australia Website

CMAX Website

Austin Health Website

Australasian Kidney Trials Network Website

GlaxoSmithKline Website

Commercial Eyes Website

The Royal Children's Hospital Melbourne Website

Wesley Medical Research Website

Curtin University Website

Abbvie Website

Ethics Ready Website

Stryker Website

Melbourne Academic Centre for Health Website

MERCK Website


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