Informed Consent

All applications submitted to the IRB must contain appropriate consent forms consonant with the risks involved. The Principal Investigator is responsible for obtaining the appropriate informed consent forms from participants of the research prior to study implementation. The language used in the form should be comprehensible and the age of the participants should be taken into consideration.


Below is the template of the informed consent form that we recommend the principal investigators to use. In case you wish to use your own form, please make sure you include all the required elements written in the guidelines, which you can download here Guidelines and Example of Informed Consent Form.

Should your study involved the collecting data from individuals below the age of 18, you will be required to obtain parental consent and the assent of the individuals whose data will be obtained. Sample Parental Consent and Child Assent Form.

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