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Informed Consent Policy

"Informed Consent" is an important requirement for any research projects that involve human subjects. It requires that the subject is aware of the potential risks the project may involve, and agree to participate voluntarily. Any researcher with the intend to use human subjects in his/her research is urged to check with the Institutional Review Board (IRB) at his/her own university concerning the approval process of any research projects involving human subjects. The following are some information about inform consent form that may be helpful for researchers.

What should a consent form include?

A sample of consent form

A sample of administrative consent form

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