Investigators are required to use the FIU Informed Consent templates provided below to ensure compliance with the Informed Consent Requirements. In some circumstances, researchers may still be permitted to use an external Informed Consent form when the research is conducted off-site in collaboration with another institution’s IRB. Such situations are handled by the IRB on a case-by-case basis.
Investigators that will be conducting research involving protected health information (PHI) are required to use the HIPAA Authorization templates.
The templates are revised frequently, so please visit this page prior to submitting any protocols to verify that you are using the latest template. The first page of each form provides guidelines on completing the Informed Consent templates. Remember that your research population and proposed research may require special considerations. Use the templates below to prepare your documents.