What is informed consent?
Information about the research study and what participants can expect if you decide to be a part of a research study must be provided in an informed consent document and during a conversation between the participant and researcher. In survey research, the informed consent is provided on the first page of the survey.
Infomed consent must include the following information:
- A description of the research study and why it is important;
- The expectations of participation, such as time commitment, location, and what you'll be asked to do;
- An explanation of all risks which may occur;
- How the research team will keep information private, confidential, and secure;
- Whether the researchers will ask you to be recorded in any way; and
- Information about how you can withdraw from the study if you no longer wish to participate.
Who should I contact if I don't receive consent information?
If you feel you were not informed about the study prior to participation, had questions that were not answered, or did not receive a consent form, please email or call the IRB office at firstname.lastname@example.org or (651) 962-6035.