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:
To apply for a waiver of documentation of informed consent, a Request for the Documentation of Informed Consent form must be submitted with the protocol application.
In specific instances, any of the 8 elements of informed consent may be waived. To do so, ALL of the four criteria below must be met:
To apply for the waiver or alteration, a Request for Waiver or Alteration of Elements of Informed Consent application must be submitted with the protocol application.
In rare cases, the entire consent process can be waived. To waive the consent process altogether, ALL of the four criteria below must be met:
To apply for a waiver, a Request for Waiver of the Informed Consent Process must be submitted with the protocol application.
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.
Contact SBER IRB or join us for Office Hours.
574 Boston Ave, Room 221, Medford Campus
No Appointments are Necessary
Tuesday: 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Friday: 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Please Note: Office hours will resume on January 8th