[Ads-l] transitive consent (not in OED)

ADSGarson O'Toole adsgarsonotoole at GMAIL.COM
Fri Apr 28 14:25:15 UTC 2023

Interesting topic, Clai. The following 2015 tweet seems to contain an
instance of transitive consent.

[Begin tweet information]
Aidan Horner @aidanhorner
"Sometimes you consent the participant, sometimes they consent you".
PI was talking crap, but I nodded, my career in his hands
5:10 PM · Nov 9, 2015
[End tweet information]

[Begin twitter bio]
Aidan Horner @aidanhorner
Associate Professor in Psychology and Neuroscience. Interested in
memory, spatial navigation and brain imaging. He/Him
[End twitter bio]


On Fri, Apr 28, 2023 at 12:56 AM Charles C Rice
<charles.rice at louisiana.edu> wrote:
> From a training module I am doing:
> "Depending on institutional procedures, alleged noncompliance (for example, not following the study protocol, not consenting subjects appropriately, etc.) may be addressed at convened meetings."
> As best I can tell, to consent a subject is to obtain (written) informed consent from a subject. Elsewhere in the document is mentioned "The recruitment and consenting processes." I suppose that if "recruitment" means 'to recruit people' then "consenting" means 'to consent people'.
> OED has 3 transitive consents, (1) one that takes a clause or infinitive complement; (2) an obsolete usage from Piers Plowman, to agree to give (something) _to_ someone; and (3) to agree or allow something: The Trustees consented it (= consented to it), or here is one from Milton: Interpreters upon that passage in Hosea will not consent it to be a true story.
> The earliest example I found on Google was from a 2001 document out of the Dana-Farber Harvard Cancer Center:
> "This document is not to be used to consent subjects. Subjects must only be consented using consent documents posted to OncPro."
> The same letter provided this gem:
> "The DFCI IRB will consider an investigator or sponsor determination to inform or re-consent subjects but..."
> https://www.dfhcc.harvard.edu/crs-resources/OHRS_Documents/02_-_Investigator_Resources/Letter_to_Sponsors.pdf
> --Clai Rice
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> The American Dialect Society - http://www.americandialect.org

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