Research Administration and Sponsored Programs

IRB Informed Consent Instructions

Informed Consent

If the project requires the use of written informed consent, the IRB suggests that researchers adapt, as appropriate, the following sample forms (MS Word format). Please avoid the use of jargon and technical terms, writing in lay language suited to an eighth grade reading level and using a font size large enough to enable the participants to read the form easily.

If you have any questions, please contact the Chair of the IRB: Dr. Kimberly Wear (x9246 or

Sample Consent Form Appropriate for Adult

If you click the link above and select the open option for file download,
you may see an error that reads “Word cannot start the converter mswrd632”.
Simply click OK 3 times and the file will open.

You may right click on the link above and save the form and you will not
see this error.

Sample Consent Form Appropriate for Child
Sample Form for Parent/Guardian Permission

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