In this section you will upload the documents that you will use to facilitate your consent process including materials used for recruitment, consent forms (signature required), consent notifications (signature not required), materials release forms, debriefing forms. You are not required to upload a document here; for example, if your study involves an oral consent procedure, you may not need to provide an official form (but you will want to describe your oral consent process in the “Recruitment and Consent” section).
In general, each document needs to be free from errors and needs to match what you’ve described in other sections of the protocol. The documents needs to be written in a language that is appropriate for the participants, as well as an appropriate reading level (sixth grade reading level for most adult studies, potentially lower reading level for studies involving minors and individuals with diminished mental capacity). In short, the consent forms and other consent and recruitment documents need to communicate the elements of the study to the participants in an efficient and effective way. For more information about consent forms, see Consent Tips.