Research Ethics Forum: Returning Research Results and Incidental Findings: The Challenge of Translational Science


During this 60-minute forum we discuss how the last decade has seen a revolution in research involving human participants; return of research results and incidental or secondary findings (RoR) is now routinely considered. This session addresses the current state of this transformation, ongoing debates, and the central role of RoR in translational science.

Learning objectives

At the conclusion of this forum, participants will be familiar with: 

  • Describe the evolution of guidance on return of results and incidental or secondary findings.
  • Analyze ongoing debates.
  • Identify the role of 'return of results' in translational science.

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