|Recruiting adults 18 years of age and older
|Informed Consent Template
|Recruiting minors typically ages 10-17
|Informed Assent Template
|Recruiting minors under 18 years of age
|Parental Permission Template
|* A copy of the informed consent must be given to the person signing the form.
The Informed Consent should be between the 6th and 9th grade reading level.
MS Word offers a tool to determine the reading level called the Flesch-Kincaid Index. Here are directions for activating this feature in different versions of Word.
|Select randomly like drawing numbers from a hat or in a raffle
|Asked to participate
|Invited to participate
|Symbols such as < or >
|Spell out "greater than", "less than", etc.
|Third person pronouns (e.g. he, she, hers, his)
|Second person pronouns (e.g., you, your)
To assist you in the creation of your informed consent documents, the IRB has also created the following documents: