Confidentiality, Ethics and Consent
Any information collected, as part of the NRAMP study, that can identify any individual will remain confidential. Information about a participant can be disclosed only with that person’s permission, except where required by law or if there are clear management issues requiring information to be shared with the treating team.
During the study, and at its completion, NRAMP research personnel plan to publish the collective information which has been gathered from those participants who have signed Consent Forms. This information will be published in a re-identifiable form, meaning that it will not contain names or identifying details of any individual participant.
Publishing the results is part of the purpose of NRAMP, that is, to provide healthcare professionals and the women in their care with best-practice guidelines which can be utilised when making decisions about treatment options during pregnancy. For further information about publications and results, please refer to the ‘Results and Publications’ section of this website.
Ethical aspects of NRAMP have been approved by the Human Research Ethics Committee at the Alfred Hospital, plus several other Ethics Committees and Area Health Services across Australia. The study will be carried out according to the National Statement of Ethical Conduct in Human Research (2007), produced by the National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia (NH&MRC). This statement has been developed to protect the interests of people who agree to participate in human research studies.
Informed Consent is a mandatory requirement of taking part in NRAMP. For further information please refer to the ‘Participation in NRAMP’ section of this website.