Deferred consent for medical research in emergency situations

Under strict conditions subjects may participate in medical research in emergency situations without their (or their legal representative’s) prior written consent.

In order to clarify this situation, CCMO has drawn up a memorandum with two flowcharts. The first flowchart describes in which situations deferred consent is allowed regarding medical research in emergency situations. The second flowchart describes the steps that must be taken to obtain deferred consent and the use of data already collected.