Consent Form Templates
How to Write a Consent Form
Informed consent documents must be written at a reading level that is understandable to someone with an 8th grade level of education.
The Glossary of Lay Terminology is designed to help investigators achieve that goal. It was compiled from a number of sources including the Simplification Guide to Medical Terms from the University of Michigan Medical School Institutional Review Board (IRBMED).
For additional guidance on obtaining consent, please refer to Tools and Guidance.
- Greater than Minimal Risk Study
- Minimal Risk Studies
- Blood Draw Studies
- Prospective Chart Review Studies
- Emergency Use of an Experimental Drug or Device
Other Consent Document Templates
- Assent of a Minor (for children 7-17 years old)
- Assent of an Adult Subject with LAR
- Information Sheet Template – For use in Anonymous Survey Studies
- Re-consent Form – For use with Subjects in Follow-up Only OR Minor subjects turning 18
- Comprehension Assessment Form
- Short Informed Consent and HIPAA Translations – For the occasional circumstance in which a potential subject does not read or understand English
- Consent Addendum – 1099
IMPORTANT: These protocol templates are required for any new study submission using Northwell IRB. Study information should be entered directly into the appropriate template (do not cut and paste template sections into a new document). Submissions that do not use the required template will be returned without review.
|Protocol Template||When to Use|
|Clinical Trial Template||Use if your study involves an FDA regulated product, and this is an investigator initiated study|
|Protocol Plus Template||Use if your study has a protocol from a sponsor, cooperative group, coordinating center, lead PI|
|Registry Studies Template||Use if your study will be a registry or repository for data and/or samples|
|Research Protocol Template||Use for all other studies|
Recruitment Material Templates
For guidance on which template to use, please click here.