Consent Form

The IRB website (forms section, http://www.compliance.iastate.edu/irb/forms/) includes:

  • Word template for consent form
  • checklist of the components of a correct consent form
  • description of the components of a consent form

Depending on IRB’s requirements for your survey, it may be possible to reword the invitation so that consent is implied by the act of proceeding on to the online survey from an emailed invitation.

The Informed Consent form should either be the first page of your online survey or included in the invitation sent to potential participants.

For student submissions, the major professor’s or supervising faculty member’s contact information must be included on the consent form.

A simple example is provided below.

 sample-consent-form

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