The most important component of the consent process is conversation.
Some argue that "valid consent" is the most accurate description of the goal of the consent process. (December, 2012)
Political philosophical discussions of coercion and consent are relevant to interactions between subjects and researchers. (December, 2012)
In the 1970s, it was proposed that the timing of the consent process affected participation in research. (December, 2012)
There is ongoing concern about long-term effects of involvement in egg retrieval and the quality of consent obtained from participants who donate eggs. (June, 2013)