FHCRC Consent Forms: Tools and Tips

On this page: requirements, model consent forms (templates), resources for writing better consents, and recruitment.

Relevant IRB policies/procedures:

  • Informed Consent (Policy 2.11) [pdf]
  • Recruitment and Compensation (Policy 2.0) [pdf]

[all IRB policies/procedures]


Model consent forms (templates)


Other Information

Pre-signed consent forms should not be used. A signature line for a principal investigator or researcher is required only for research needing to comply with International Conference on Harmonization (ICH) guidelines.   If the research study requires a signature by the principal investigator or study staff, there are several options:

Please contact the IRO department with your questions regarding pre-signed consent forms.


All study recruitment materials that will be used to recruit potential research participants and method of compensation must first receive IRB review and approval prior to use of the material. For more information, see the IRB policy/procedure on Recruitment and Compensation (Policy 2.0) [pdf] [all IRB policies/procedures]

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