Researchers can request that a participant not be required to sign a consent form prior to participation. In order to waive the signature requirement, referred to as verbal consent, ONE OF THE FOLLOWING must be applicable to the study:
The only record linking a participant to the research is the consent from in studies where the principal risk is a breach of confidentiality.
The research is minimal risk and only involves procedures for which consent is not normally sought.
Participants will be wary of signing documents from a cultural perspective.
If translated forms are to be given to non-English speaking participants, those translated forms must be submitted to the SBER IRB Office along with a signed Certificate of Translation. You can submit translations online here.
Do not submit translations until the English version of the protocol has been approved. This will ensure that the translated documents include any changes requested by the IRB Committee.
The person translating the study documents cannot be listed on the research protocol.