Text and Data Mining valid from 2019-09-18
Received: 15 April 2019
Accepted: 6 September 2019
First Online: 18 September 2019
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: The study was evaluated by the Data Protection Official at the Norwegian Centre for Research Data (ref. 51786); according to the Norwegian system and the Norwegian Health Research Act, no further ethics approval was required. Respondents were informed about the project in the invitation email. Participation was voluntary. The respondent’s completion of the questionnaire was considered as valid consent to participate; written consent was not obtained. This arrangement was in line with Norwegian regulations and accepted in the Data Protection Official’s review of the study.
: Dr. Magelssen serves as leader of the medico-ethical council of one of the funders of the NOBAS project, the organization Menneskeverd; he receives an annual remuneration. Dr. Supphellen is a board member of the organization Menneskeverd.