The Office for Human Research Protections (OHRP) states that “informed consent is one of the primary requirements underpinning research with human subjects; it reflects the basic principle of respect for persons.” In most cases, informed consent is documented by the use of a written consent form approved by the IRB and signed by the subject or the subject’s legally authorized representative.
As part of the IRB approval procedure, investigators must include a Consent Form with the IRB application, when applicable. The CSULA Consent Form Template is provided for guidance. Please consult the IRB Application Guidelines for more information on developing a consent form for your project.
Consent Form Template: Word Format