Review the IRB's guidelines on recruiting study subjects.
You must obtain and document informed consent from prospective research subjects before initiating any screening or study procedures (with few exceptions).
- Signed consent: Required for greater than minimal risk studies and some minimal risk studies. Use UCSF consent form templates.
- Verbal consent or electronic consent with use of an information sheet, or implied consent (waiver of signed consent): Allowed in minimal risk research under certain circumstances.
- Waiver of all consent: Granted for minimal risk studies that meet specific criteria. May also be possible in emergency care and other limited circumstances.