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IRB Informed Consent Process
Below is an informed consent template that you may use as a guide.
Informed Consent document template
It is important to remember that informed consent is a process, not a piece of paper. You need to provide your participant with sufficient information that they can make a voluntary and informed decision about their participation in your research project. Ideally, this is a conversation that you will engage in with you participants. The signed document is a public acknowledgement of this discussion and your subject's willingness to participant in your research project.
Below are the recommended elements of a consent document, taken from the federal regulations [45 CFR 46.116]