The process of informed consent is critical when undertaking human subject research. Use these templates to create informed consent documents to be used when enrolling adult subjects into research.
It can be difficult to define medical terms in everyday language, especially for people unfamiliar with research. Please refer to our medical terminology lay language glossary [PDF] for assistance.
Many research studies collect blood, tissue or other patient specimens for research purposes. These templates allow you to obtain consent for specimen collection, specimen banking and for possible future research use:
Research studies involving children are subject to federal informed consent regulations. Use these templates to obtain informed consent from parents and children 17 years old and younger (when possible).
Caregivers often assist patient participants during the course of research studies, especially if subjects have trouble completing study requirements or activities on their own. This template should be used to obtain informed consent from caregivers.
Please refer to RSPP’s caregiver guidance document [PDF] for more information about when to use the caregiver information sheet and how to obtain informed consent from caregivers.
You must write a protocol for most submissions to our institutional review board (IRB). Your submission application contains instructions and details about whether your study requires a protocol.
If your study requires a protocol, and the study sponsor has not provided one, please use these protocol templates when creating it: