Consent Form Templates

Consent templates are provided as a convenience to our researchers. If you prefer to write your own consent document, you may do so, but be sure to include all required elements of informed consent.

Click here for guidance on informed consent from the Office of Human Research Protection (OHRP)

General Consent Form Templates

Standard Adult Informed Consent Form

Online Survey Consent Form – for studies collecting data via an online survey

Informational Letter Consent  – Only for use in exempt, online studies that are not anonymous.  This consent template has also been approved for use by Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee School of Engineering, Marquette University and Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin.

Parental Permission and Child Assent Form Templates

Parent Consent Form – use in conjunction with the Child Assent form below

Child Assent Form – typically used for children ages ~6-12

Combined Parent Consent and Child Assent Form – Same as the Standard Adult Informed Consent; use with children ages ~12-17

Request to Waive Consent, Alter or Remove Elements of Consent, or Waive Documentation of Consent

Request to Waive, Waive Documentation of Consent, or Alter Consent
– Complete page 1 if you will not be obtaining consent, or if you will be removing elements of consent from the consent form.
– Complete page 2 if you’re not collecting a written signature on the consent form