A Royal College of Surgeons professor wants special permission to use genetic data of Irish Travellers he collected nearly ten years ago for research without seeking their consent.
Researchers who have patient data, but do not have explicit consent to use it for research, can apply to the Health Research Consent Declaration Committee (HRCDC) for an exemption from consent rules that apply to health studies.
As part of the Blood of the Travellers RTÉ documentary...
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