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Guide to the design and review of emergency research when it is proposed that consent and consultation be waived

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  • Contributors HD organised and HS/AP/IR/GDP contributed to the one-day symposium on consent in emergency research. All authors contributed to the summarising the output of the meeting. GDP and AMS provided the worked example. HD/GDP drafted the commentary which has been approved by all authors. HD will act as guarantor.

  • Competing interests GDP and AMS receive funding from the National Institute for Health Research to evaluate the safety and effectiveness of adrenaline for out-of-hospital cardiac arrest [HTA 12/127/126]. The views expressed are those of the author(s) and not necessarily those of the NHS, the NIHR or the Department of Health.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

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