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Consent Form Templates

NOTE: The consent form template link above is the most current template to be used.

The IRB strongly recommends the use of the SDSU IRB standard consent form template as it specifically outlines federally required information. However, the consent form template can be revised as necessary to meet the needs of your subject population(s) (e.g. including comprehension questions, use of lay language that is culturally appropriate.). If you have specific questions about revising these templates to fit the needs of your study, contact the IRB at 619-594-6622 or

Important: An inadequate consent form cannot be approved and may cause significant delays in review time

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Participant Bill of Rights

California law, under Health & Safety Code '24172, requires that any person asked to take part as a subject in research involving a medical experiment, or any person asked to consent to such participation on behalf of another, is entitled to receive the following list of rights (for Spanish click here) written in a language in which the person is fluent.

Please include this in the consent form if this is applicable to your study.

For More Information

Division of Research Affairs
Human Research Protection Program

Gateway Center, Rm 3505
San Diego State University
5250 Campanile Dr., MC 1933
San Diego, CA 92182

Phone: 619-594-6622
Fax: 619-594-4109