Stephen F. Austin State University

Informed Consent Templates

The following are templates developed to assist the Principal Investigator in the design of their informed consent forms. It is important that Principal Investigators adapt their own informed consents to the outline and requirements of their particular study.

  1. Do not be concerned by the length of these templates. They are long only because they contain guidance and explanations which are for you and which you will not include in the informed consent forms that you develop and provide to participants in your research. Typical informed consents are 1-2 pages long.

  2. These templates include examples of key questions that may be asked, at the end of each section, that could ensure the understanding of the information being provided, especially if the research study is complex. These are just examples and suggestions, and the investigators will have to modify the questions depending upon their study. We suggest that the investigator use a sample that is commonly used in their field of study.

Informed Consent Templates