Received: 27 January 2020
Accepted: 16 July 2020
First Online: 7 October 2020
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: Appropriate local approval of the study and informed consent from participants are obtained according to local and/or national regulations in countries participating in the EuroSIDA and COHERE studies. The principal investigator at each collaborating site in EuroSIDA or the individual cohort in COHERE are responsible for obtaining and maintaining this/these approval(s) at all times.A sample informed written consent form from EuroSIDA may be found at ExternalRef removed. In EuroSIDA, if a written consent is not necessary according to local regulations, a participating site must have a signed Declaration of Absence of Ethics Approval. The Danish EuroSIDA approval (EuroSIDA coordinating centre located in Copenhagen, Denmark) applicable for this study was granted on 30 June 2014 with journal no. H-3-2012-049 by the Research Ethics Committee for the Capital Region of Denmark.For COHERE, details on ethics committee approval, informed consent and confidentiality of data are described in the manual of operation available at ExternalRef removed. Each participating cohort have signed a data protection agreement and data was collected according to the European Community Directive 95/46/EC on the protection of the individuals with regards to the processing of personal data and on the movement of such data and to the regulation transposing this Directive in the cohort’s own country.For TESSy, data are collected and submitted under the applicable national personal data protection law by TESSy users, as described in the Specific Privacy Statement: ExternalRef removed.
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: All authors declare no conflicts of interest related to this article.