Please see the Sample Consent Language (PDF) for examples of consent form language addressing a variety of topics. Note: These samples are from actual consent forms, and therefore institution and study-specific information has been redacted.


These resources are provided for purposes of illustration only; please adapt as needed for your particular study.  Consent forms must be easily and fully understood by the people who they are intended for, including people who have a basic or below-average reading level. This means being “as non-technical as practical.”


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