ICTS Precision Health develops best practice guidance for investigators on the critical issues associated with genomic research.

Return of Genomic Results

Return of Results Expanded Guidance (PDF)

Document includes national guidance on return of secondary research results, guidance on which genomic research results should be returned, recommendations for institutions and investigators who are interested in returning secondary results, specific steps to take for returning secondary genetic findings and an outline for a centralized service to assist return of genomic results.

WU IRB Return of Results Guidance: Genetic/Genomic Data

Guidance developed with WU IRB that is also in the HRPO Research Guide covering general principles to consider and informed consent requirements when returning primary and incidental genomic research results to research participants.

Sample Consent Language for Return of Results

IRB-approved transparent consent language for return of results.

National Academies of Science Guidance on Return of Results (PDF)

Reviews the current evidence on the benefits, harms, and costs of returning individual research results, while also considering the ethical, social, operational, and regulatory aspects of the practice.