The informed consent document is only a component of the informed consent process. Researchers still need to have an informed discussion with, and respond to any questions raised by participants. Consent is also an ongoing process throughout the conduct of a research study to ensure participants remain informed and that their consent for participation is maintained. Consent is voluntary and should precede collection or access to research data.
The templates used will depend on the type of research being conducted. Consent documents are to be a part of the initial application submission to the committee and template instructions are to be followed. Failure to do so, may result in the application being returned.
If a waiver of consent is being requested, the researcher is responsible for providing the committee with a detailed rationale for the waiver. This rational needs to meet requirements of the TCPS2 and HIA.
HREBA Cancer Committee templates:
HREBA Informed Consent Form Template for Non-Clinical Trial Research NEW 01 February 2018
HREBA Optional Research Consent Template – NEW 01 February 2018
Consent to Contact Template – coming soon
Archived (will not be accepted after 31 Jan 2018):
Banking for Future Research Consent Form Template (use Optional Research Consent Template)