May 18, 2016

TRI Makes Plain-Language Consent Templates Available to Clinical Researchers

The Translational Research Institute (TRI), the Center for Health Literacy, and the IRB have collaborated to develop Plain-Language Consent Templates on a 5th to 6th grade reading level to improve participants’ comprehension of research procedures. 

Consent forms often have complex sentence structure and use vocabulary that make it difficult for the average adult to understand. Using a Plain-Language Consent can improve a participant’s ability to understand study procedures they are consenting for without compromising the content of the consent.

You can find these Plain-Language Consent Templates here.