Reading Level

Resources to adjust the reading level of consent, assent and authorization forms

Consent, assent and authorization forms should be written at a maximum 8th grade reading level. For long consent forms (more than 5 pages), the IRB requires the use of a summary information sheet at the beginning of the form that highlights the critical information about study procedures and risks of participation.

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Keywords:CF, consent form, ICF, assent, HIPAA, plain language, lay language, readability   Doc ID:18657
Owner:Monica E.Group:Health Sciences IRBs
Created:2011-05-25 19:00 CDTUpdated:2015-12-14 15:37 CDT
Sites:Health Sciences IRBs
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