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When can an informed consent short form be used?

An informed consent short form can be used when all of the following are true:

  • The study participant or Legally Authorized Representative(LAR) does not speak English
  • The study participant or LAR speak only a language that was not anticipated for the study population
  • An appropriate consent form in the participant’s or LAR’s language has not been approved by the IRB
  • There is not enough time or demand for the IRB to approve a consent in their language

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