Consent template for non-exempt studies (updated 02/20/2015)

Consent template for exempt studies (updated 03/24/2014)

Verbal or alternative consent guidance - use when not seeking signatures (updated 6/19/2013)

Sample verbal consent card - use as the template for the consent guide (updated 7/23/2014)

Assent document for children and those lacking the capacity to consent


For assistance with describing risks in the consent documents, please see the IRB's suggested language for common risks.

A thorough overview the principle of informed consent can be found in the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy (Fall 2012 Edition), Edward N. Zalta (ed.), URL =


For researchers conducting FDA-regulated research

Informed Consent Information Sheet: Guidance for IRBs, Clinical Investigators, and Sponsors