Effective March 9, 2018, IRBMED has revised its standard informed consent template. The working version containing blue and orange text boxes has been updated with additional instructions and required language. The version formerly referred to as the ‘clean’ version is now titled as the ‘outline’ version. IRBMED’s recommendation is to use the working version as the template for creating the consent document. If using the outline version, always use the blue-box working version as a companion document for additional instructions and required language.
You must now begin using the revised template if you have not already started creating your consent document in the prior version. IRBMED will continue to review consent documents created in the previous template if submitted prior to Monday, April 2, 2018. Consent documents submitted on or after April 2 must be created in this revised template. IRBMED-approved consent documents using the previous template do not need to be amended to update to the revised template.