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Human Research Protection Program

Consent Form Templates

Which template should I use?

If you have a question about which template is appropriate for your study (Clinical Intervention, Minimal Risk, NCI- or Banking) or have a special circumstance that does not fit the available templates, please contact IRB Office.

New studies may use the Word templates below (Keep checking back for recently updated versions!)

All continuing studies and amendment applications should continue to use their already-approved consent forms

What if I want to change the required language?
Sample language, which can be used, modified, or deleted as needed for your study is in blue type.

IRB-required template language is in black type and can not be modified without IRB approval

If you propose a change to required language, complete and submit an ICF Template Change Form Request (DOCX)


MCW ICF Templates

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Consent Templates

Banking Template (DOCX)
For projects which will be solely focused on the collection and banking of clinical records or biospecimens at MCW/FH (local banking).

Clinical Interventions Template (DOCX)
For studies involving clinical interventions such as drugs, devices, surgery, or psychotherapy.

EFIC Template (DOCX)
For projects involving planned emergency research. Consent prior to these interventions is waived because of the condition of the subject and urgency under which procedures need to take place. Template is to be used for obtaining consent for continued participation.

Minimal Risk Template (DOCX)
For projects which involve minimal risk procedures (ex. observation, interviews, audio recording, surveys, focus group discussion) and/or other minimal risk inventions/interactions (ex. blood draws, MRI, community or educational interventions.

NCI Template_CIRB Deferred (DOCX)
For all NCI cooperative group projects that will be deferred to NCI CIRB for review. This template contains all required MCW language which must be incorporated into the NCI CIRB approved consent.

NCI Template_Local Review (DOCX)
For all NCI cooperative group projects that will be reviewed by MCW/FH IRB. This template contains all required MCW language which must be incorporated into the NCI consent.

NMDP Template_BMT-CTN Deferred (DOCX)
For all BMT CTN projects that will be deferred to the NMDP IRB for review. This template contains all required MCW language which must be incorporate into the NMDP approved consent form.

Trial Partner Template (DOCX)
For projects which require the assistance/participation of a caregiver or trial partner in addition to the main study subject.

HDE Template (DOC)
For projects which involve the use of an HDE-cleared device in the course of clinical treatment. This consent template should only be used if the Sponsor has not provided any documents or information to provide patients.

Assent Templates

These templates should be used for studies which will be enrolling subjects who are minors (under the age of 18). The assent template may be used with subjects ages 7-13. The Assent/Consent templates may be used for subjects aged 14+

  • Assent Template (DOC)
    This assent template may be used for all project involving minor subjects ages 7-13. The language used should be at a 2nd-3rd grade reading level.
  • Clinical Intervention (Assent/Consent) Template (DOCX)
    For studies involving clinical interventions such as drugs, devices, surgery, or psychotherapy.
  • Banking (Assent/Consent) Template (DOCX) 
    For projects which will be solely focused on the collection and banking of clinical records or biospecimens at MCW/FH (local banking).
  • Minimal Risk (Assent/Consent) Template (DOCX)
    For projects which involve only observation, interviews, audio recording, surveys, focus group discussion and/or other non-interventional activities.
Consent Modules for Special Cases

These modules can be inserted into the appropriate study-specific text boxes in the consent form templates.


Short Form Consent Templates

Project Teams may use these short forms in the consenting process with non-English or Limited English proficient subjects if they unexpectedly encounter or choose to enroll a subject whose primary language is not English.

For more information, please review IRB SOP: Recruitment and Enrollment of non-English or Limited English Proficient Subjects.