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Revised Informed Consent Template and Suggested Language Library
The IRB has revised the MUSC informed consent template to provide expanded guidance and instructions for writing the consent form. Many of the instructions included are based on the comments that the IRB frequently issues to researchers. When followed properly, the use of the revised template and suggested language should minimize the number of revisions needed to the consent form.
Examples of the guidance included in the new template:
The revised informed consent template is available on the IRB Forms page
SUGGESTED LANGUAGE LIBRARY for PROCEDURES and RISKS SECTIONS
This language has been drafted to describe common specific procedures and the risks of those procedures. The use of this language will ensure that research procedures are described clearly and in lay terminology in a consistent manner. Please feel free to copy and paste into the informed consent as applicable.
**This page is a work in progress! If you do not see suggested language for a specific procedure or risk, please contact the IRB with suggestions.
The webpage for the suggested language is available for use and is located on the IRB Forms page Standard Consent Language (http://academicdepartments.musc.edu/research/ori/irb/suggested_consent_language/)