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What Is a Consent Form?
The consent form is a document that provides research subjects sufficient written information to decide whether to participate in a research study or not
based on an explanation of the proposed research and the nature of the participation that is requested of them.
It should be descriptive and not overly technical.
A Consent Form gives written permission to another party that they understand the terms of an event or activity that will be performed.
When agreeing to consent, it must be done so voluntarily with a competent mind.
A subject can revoke their consent at any time and this decision should be respected.
A Consent Form is also referred to as the following: Informed Consent Form, Written Consent Form, Consent Form Template
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How to Give and Accept Consent?
1. Define the Permission Needed
Obtaining consent is due to a service or agreement that needs approval by the subject which then gives permission for the research to be carried out. Consent is not required in all situations. For example, a person going to the doctor to have their blood pressure measured is a form of treatment but not in the sense that it needs special approval as the treatment does not pose any risk to the patient. If you are offering a service and have doubts about whether or not you need consent from recipients of that service, it’s always best to contact a lawyer for advice. Once you know the exact permissions you need when offering a service, it’s time to obtain the right consent form for your needs.
2. Obtain a Consent Form
A consent form should be specific and clearly describe the permissions and services that are to be conducted. Consent should never be given or trusted verbally, always be certain that you have written consent. If you are a photographer needing consent from models, your consent form will differ from a landlord needing a background check on a potential tenant.
3. Sign and Acceptance
Any consent form must be signed in order to be valid. It’s the responsibility of the recipient to know the risks involved when giving consent. Prior to signing a consent form, ask questions if you need more detailed information.
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Consent Form Format
As can be seen in the above sample, the consent form should at least include the following information:
It is important that the consent form approvals are easy to understand, distribute, collect and organize. Online consent forms are far more efficient. Mobile devices such as a tablet or smartphone are ideally suited for this task. All our forms and surveys are mobile optimized to provide the most user-friendly experience we can offer.