How will subjects benefit from participating in your
research? (money, extra-credit?)
If subjects do not have any benefits, does society benefit. If not you should rethink your study.
Describe in detail how you intend to go about contacting
and recruiting participants.
You will have to attach all written advertisements, posters, and recruitments scripts.
Recruiting Subjects May Consist of:
Describe all possible risks (physical, social, and psychological) as a result of participating in your research.Risks include even mild discomforts or inconveniences, as well as potential for disclosure of sensitive information.Example, the amount of time it takes to fill out your study. There are always risks - Identifying risks
Describe the measures to be taken to protect subjects from possible risks or discomforts - Keep your project low risk
Describe the precautions that will be taken to ensure
the privacy of subjects and confidentiality of information.
Be explicit if data are sensitive.
Coding Procedures: Describe the coding procedures for subject identification numbers. (could click on coding to get more info)
Data Retention. Include the method, location, and duration of data retention. (NOTE: Federal regulations require data to be maintained for at least 3 years.)
All Questionnaires, Interview Scripts, and data collection
instruments must be identified and attached as appendices.
Coding Sheets for videotape or audio-tape and other data collection procedures are required.
For all research, regardless of whether or not a signed consent document is required, describe the process by which informed consent will be obtained.
If the participant is a child or mentally retarded, explain how the parent(s)/guardian(s) will be contacted for consent and how the researcher will insure that the participant understands to what he/she is assenting.
A copy of all consent/assent documents, including non-English and Braille translations if applicable, must be provided.
Informed Consent is a process by which research subjects learn about your project, it's potential risks and benefits, its procedures to protect their safety, well-being, and privacy. It may be given orally in some circumstances (a signed consent form is not always needed to verify the occurrence of consent.)
When Seeking Consent, You Will Need to Make Sure That:
Consent Document Should Be:
Your Forms Should Be Inclusive
The Signed Informed Consent Process Can ONLY Be Altered When Research Meets the Following Criteria: [The formal lingo will be stated first with an explanation in plain English afterwards]
Questions? Contact Research Compliance at (269) 387-8293.