Templates (consent and recruitment) | Kent State University

Templates (consent and recruitment)

Note: consent forms should be written in a way that facilitates participant comprehension. The general recommendation form the Office of Human Research Protections is that consent forms should read at an 8th grade level. Follow these instructions to check the readability of your consent form.

Consent Template — A sample informed-consent document to be used as a template for the investigator in writing the study consent form.

Parental Consent Template — A sample parental consent document to be used as a template for the investigator in writing the study consent form.

Audio/Video Consent Form — A sample audio/video consent document to be used as a template for the investigator in writing the study consent form.

Online Study Consent Form — An sample of an online web-based study consent form to be used as a template for the investigator in writing the study consent form.

Letter of Support — A sample letter of support for research from a school/institution/entity, to be used as a template by the investigator.

Recruitment Guidance and Template — This includes information on participant recruitment (including the use of social media) and includes templates for letter, email, and flier recruitment. 

Debriefing Template - This template can be used when debriefing of deception studies is needed.

Referral Template - This template provides counseling referral contact information for projects that involve sensitive or emotional content. This is not a referral procedure - investigators are responsible for developing their own procedures. 

Exempt/Level I Survey and Interview Consent Templates