COPE has published a new discussion document ‘COPE guidance on best practice for consent for publishing medical case reports’. This discussion document aims to lay out the principles that a consent form should generally include, and to collect examples of sample forms so that editors can develop a form that suits their purpose.
You can read the discussion document here: Discussion document on Best Practice for Consent for Publishing Medical Case Reports
As with all of the COPE discussion documents, we welcome feedback, and we encourage journal editors and publishers to comment (whether or not they are COPE members). We are particularly keen to gather examples of case report forms. Please email all comments to Natalie Ridgeway, COPE Executive Officer here: http://publicationethics.org/contact-us