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Received: 26 November 2019
Accepted: 21 February 2020
First Online: 12 March 2020
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: Research involving population health screening which is subjected to licensing as stated in the Population Screening Act (WBO) is not subjected to the Dutch Medical Research Involving Human Subjects Act (WMO) and thus does not need ethical approval (see ExternalRef removed). Screening for tuberculosis, including latent tuberculosis infection screening, is a population health screening for which the Public Health Services, who conduct the screening, are licensed under WBO. The Medical Ethical Committee (METC) of University Medical Centre Amsterdam (UMC-AMC) therefore waived the need for ethical approval of the study.Even though the need for ethical approval was waived, we followed the ethical principles of the Declaration of Helsinki, adopted by the World Medical Association (WMA Declaration of Helsinki 2000). All participants gave a-priori written informed consent for participating in the LTBI screening. Additionally, Eritrean interviewees gave written informed consent for participation in and audiotaping of the interviews. Project team members and TB care interviewees gave audiotaped verbal informed consent for participation in and audiotaping of the interviews, which was deemed sufficient because there are no Dutch guidelines for informed consent in interviews with professionals. We guaranteed the interviewee’s anonymity by removing any personal identifiers from the data through designated coding.
: Not applicable.
: The authors declare that they have no competing interests.