|Informed Consent||Recruiting adults 18 years of age and older||Informed Consent Template|
|Informed Assent||Recruiting minors typically ages 10-17||Informed Assent Template|
|Parental Permission||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*
Reading level 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. Directions for activating this feature in different versions of Word are provided here.
General Tips for Informed Consent
|Trial, experiment||Research study|
|Principal Investigator||Researcher, scientist|
|Randomization||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)|