Topics Map > Informed Consent
Informed consent is the process through which researchers provide the necessary information to potential participants so that a knowledgeable decision can be made about whether the individuals wish to take part in a research study. This is an ongoing process that begins with initial recruitment of subjects and continues after the initial oral or written agreement form an individual to participate in a research study. This page provides informed consent templates and guidance regarding the consent process and when the consent process can be altered, obtaining assent from children, surrogate consent guidelines, and the consent process for illiterate or non-English speaking subjects.
Guidance and templates for informed consent documents
- Informed Consent
- Do I need to get consent for my exempt study?
- Assent of Minors
- Genetic Research and Use of Storable Tissues
- Consent Form Summary Information Sheet
- VA Informed Consent Guidance
- Re-Consenting Subjects Guidance
- Emergency, One-Time-Use