Exempt Consent Templates and Guidance

Consent Guidance for Exempt Research

For exempt research that involves interaction with subjects, there usually should be a process to ask subjects to participate and confirm their agreement. However, signed consent is not required for exempt research, and the consent process and documents can be much simpler than those required for non-exempt research.

Verbal or implied consent is usually sufficient for exempt research that involves interaction with subjects. For some purely observational research, consent may not be necessary.

Exempt Consent Templates

Note: These templates are appropriate for exempt research only. Use the regular consent and assent form templates for expedited or full committee research studies.

Template by Type of Research

Last Updated

Anonymous Survey

May 2022

Confidential Survey

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Education Survey Information Sheet

December 2015

Focus Group Information Sheet

May 2022

Interview Information Sheet

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Verbal Consent

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Last updated: September 27, 2023