Do I need to get consent for my exempt study?


Although not required by federal regulations, UW institutional policy requires a consent process for exemptions when there is some kind of interaction with subjects, such as in most research exempt under Category 1 (educational practices), Category 2 (interviews, surveys, focus groups, observations of public behavior), and Category 3 (benign behavioral interventions). The consent process usually includes an information sheet or an oral consent script. A consent template designed for use with exempt research studies is available here.

What issues need to be considered when planning a consent process for exempt research?

Category 1 exemptions:

Category 2 exemptions:

Category 3 exemptions:

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