31. Before undertaking a research project, acupuncturists shall evaluate its possible repercussions on the participants. In particular they shall
(1) consult any person likely to help them in deciding whether to undertake the research or in taking measures intended to eliminate any risk to participants;
(2) ensure that all those working with them on the project share their concern for the full respect of the participants; and
(3) obtain the written consent of the participants or persons legally responsible for them, after informing them of all the foreseeable, major, special or unusual risks inherent in the research, and of any other aspects likely to help them in their decision regarding their participation.