Informed Consent Document for Research Participants Who Do Not Speak English (Short Form)
Below are JHM IRB approved translations of the "short form" consent document. Also below is the English language version of the short form. Certificates of Translation are available for these documents.
Please Note: The short form templates have been updated to comply with the Revised Common Rule. If your study was approved prior to 1/21/2019 and you wish to use a short form please select the short form from the “Common Rule” table listed below. If your study was approved after 1/21/2019 please select the short form from the “Revised Common Rule” table listed below.
It is important that you use the correct version of the short form. All study teams who plan to use a short form must follow the updated instructions found here.
Please note: The instructions attached to the following Common Rule versions of the short forms are outdated: Burmese, French, Hebrew, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, and Polish. Please use the updated instructions found here.
If you require a "short form" consent in a language other than those provided here, you must have the English version "short form" consent (below) translated into the language you require for the participant. You must submit the translated short form along with a certificate of translation to the JHM IRB for approval.
The short form consents are available as Microsoft Word documents. The template language is locked except for the required fields that are specific to your study and to the person being enrolled.
Common Rule Version
[For Studies Approved Prior to 1/21/2019]
Revised Common Rule Version
[For Studies Approved After 1/21/2019]
For more information about short form consent documents and obtaining consent, please read Obtaining and Documenting Informed Consent of Subjects Who do not Speak English.