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Consent


Here's a non-exhaustive sampling of "IRB-approved" consent documents for different forms of data collection, drawn from AAPOR members' experience and other sources. These include examples for both oral and written administration.

While all of these examples have been approved by various IRBs, please keep in mind that each IRB applies its own locally-developed standards to project review. So an example approved by one IRB might not be approved by another. However, it's AAPOR's hope that these examples will be useful in helping you meet important ethical standards and regulatory requirements when asking participants to assist us in our research.

General Consent

Oral Consent

Written Consent