This report, commissioned by the Wellcome Trust in 2006, presents the results of qualitative research exploring public attitudes towards the governance of biomedical research. The in-depth research study conducted by the University of Surrey in the UK aimed to:
- Situate the role governance plays in shaping attitudes to biomedical research
- Explore public responses to the principles and processes associated with different models of governance, and investigate the processes that function to reassure the public and which instil confidence in the way biomedical research is governed
The results demonstrated that the public are positive about participating in research and sharing personal data if effective systems are in place to ensure informed consent and anonymity.
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