Informed consent is not a single event or just a form to be signed; it is an interactive educational process that takes place between an investigator and a prospective subject. The consent process should:

  • Provide full disclosure of the nature of the research and the subject's participation.
  • Ensure adequate comprehension on the part of the potential subjects.
  • Allow the subject's voluntary choice to participate.

Please consult the following Informed Consent templates and samples from each department in developing consent procedures that provide potential research subjects the information they need to make an "informed" decision about participating in your research.

Psychology: Informed Consent for Psychology [DOC]
Informed Consent for Psychology using Deception [DOC]

Sociology: IRB Focus Group Consent Form Sample [DOC]

Health Sciences:

Education: Consent for Parental Permission Form [DOC]
Child Assent Form [DOC]

General: Informed Consent Template[DOC]
Informed Consent Sample [DOC]
Informed Consent Student Survey [DOC]

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