LIS 504 - Consent forms
The following points about consent forms are summarized from
(The normal procedure at The University of Western Ontario
is to have a short consent form
and to include the information points
in a separate Letter of Information.)
- Information included:
- Who is the researcher,
who is the supervisor of the research, and
who is the contact for further information?
- Who is the sponsor?
- The purpose is research.
- What is the specific research purpose?
- What does the research involve:
what will happen to the participant?
- How long will participation be?
- What are the potential harms and inconveniences?
- What are the potential benefits to the participant
or to others?
- What are the alternatives to research participation?
- Will confidentiality be protected,
and, if so, how?
- Is there any reimbursement?
- Is there any possible conflict of interest
or commercialization of the findings?
- Participation is voluntary:
you may refuse or withdraw without prejudice.
- No one is released from liability for negligence.
- The language of the form should be
- as preferred by the participant,
- at an appropriate level
- with simple explanations of all terms.
Last updated November 6, 2000.
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