Consent template for non-exempt studies (updated 05/05/2015)

Consent template for exempt studies (updated 04/02/2015)

Verbal or alternative consent guidance - use when not seeking signatures (updated 04/02/2015)

Sample verbal consent card - use as the template for the consent guide (updated 04/02/2015)

Assent document for children and those lacking the capacity to consent


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

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