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Recruitment Guidance
  Recruitment Guidelines
  Abbreviated Recruitment Guidelines
  Advertisements, Notices, and/or Media Format Guidelines
  Public Search Engines: Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
  Standard Consent Form Format for Recruitment/Future Contact
Consent Guidance
  Consent Guidelines
  UCSF Sample/Template Consent and Assent Forms
    Consent Form Standards: Section-by-Section Discussion
    Treatment and Compensation for Injury Statement Background and Policy
    Exempt Consent Templates and Guidelines

VAMC 10-1086 Consent Form

    Consent Checklist for UCSF Consent Forms

Consent Checklist for Using a Non-UCSF Consent Form

  Quick Guide: Consent Process and Documentation
  Table: Waiver of Consent vs. Waiver of Signed Consent
    Waiver of Consent Guidance

Waiver of Signed Consent/Verbal or Implied Consent Guidance

  HIPAA Guidance
    HIPAA Authorization Forms
  Consent Guidelines for Vulnerable Subject Populations

Subjects Who Do Not Read, Speak, or Understand English


Quick Guide: Consenting Non-English Speaking Subjects

    Surrogate Consent
    Children and Minors
    Other Vulnerable Populations: Fetuses, Pregnant Women, Neonates and In Vitro Fertilization; Prisoners; Individuals with Cognitive Impairments; and Subjects in Research in Emergency Settings
  Certificates of Confidentiality
  Guidelines for Payment of Research Subjects
  Research Using Human Biological Specimens
Experimental Subject's Bill of Rights
To download, click on the language below. Contact the CHR for additional translations. Click here for info on consenting non-English speakers.
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Braille (English and Russian)* Hindi Spanish
Burmese Hmong Tagalog
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Chinese Korean Thai
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English Mongolian Ukrainian
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* Contact CHR for a copy.    

Lay Language Resources for Preparing Consent Forms

  NCCN Informed Consent Language (ICL) Database
  Dana Farber/Harvard Cancer Center Database for Common Language for Risks and Events
MedicineNet.com - provides simplified descriptions of procedures

Alternative Lay Language for Medical Terms in Consent Forms

Translation Services
The following companies are provided for your convenience; the CHR does not endorse any translation service.
  The Language Bank
  Transperfect (email UCSF@transperfect.com for info)
  Northwest Translations Inc.
Real World Solutions (RWS) Group
  Accredited Language Services (ALS)