Chapter 4. Resources

The AHRQ Informed Consent and Authorization Toolkit for Minimal Risk Research

Other Resources From the Department of Health and Human Services 

Researchers and institutional review board (IRB) officials will also find these resources from the Department of Health and Human Services helpful.

Creating Easy-To-Read Informed Consent Documents

Clear & Simple: Developing Effective Print Materials for Low-Literate Readers
National Cancer Institute

Simplification of Informed Consent: Recommendations for the Development of Informed Consent Documents for Cancer Clinical Trials
National Cancer Institute

Simply Put: Tips for Creating Easy-To-Read Print Materials That Your Audience Will Want To Read and Use (includes a description of the Fry Readability Scale)
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Consent for CDC Research: A Reference for Developing Consent Forms and Oral Scripts (includes a description of the SMOG Readability Formula)
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Translation

Obtaining and Documenting Informed Consent of Subjects Who Do Not Speak English
Office for Human Research Protections

Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Guidance

Health Services Research and the HIPAA Privacy Rule
National Institutes of Health

Office of Civil Rights—Research Guidelines on HIPAA Privacy Rules

Informed Consent Guidance

Informed Consent Checklist
Office for Human Research Protections

Tips on Informed Consent
Office for Human Research Protections

Page last reviewed September 2009
Internet Citation: Chapter 4. Resources: The AHRQ Informed Consent and Authorization Toolkit for Minimal Risk Research. September 2009. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/funding/policies/informedconsent/ictoolkit4.html