How to use the consent form templates

Several consent form templates are provided below. Please choose the version that represents what your study will be (interview, focus group, etc.). If no template is an exact fit, choose the closest and modify it as appropriate.

The templates provide guidance in the construction of informed consent documents. Investigators must include all study-specific information that a potential research subject should be aware of in order to make an informed, voluntary decision about taking part in the study. This document addresses the general requirements for informed consent.

In the templates, all black text is required. You may modify the wording to fit your situation as needed, but the section headings and formatting of the document should remain about the same. The bottom margin must be one inch or more.

Red text within the templates indicates instructions and alternatives or suggestions. Delete the red text from your final version.

Consent form templates

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