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Human Informed Consent Form
Instructions to the Student Researcher(s): An informed consent/assent/permission form should be developed in
consultation with the Adult Sponsor, Designated Supervisor or Qualiied Scientist.
This form is used to provide information to the research participant (or parent/guardian) and to document written
informed consent, minor assent, and/or parental permission.
When written documentation is required, the researcher keeps the original, signed form.
Students may use this sample form or may copy ALL elements of it into a new document.
If the form is serving to document parental permission, a copy of any survey or questionnaire must be attached.
Student Researcher(s):
Title of Project:
I am asking for your voluntary participation in my science fair project. Please read the following information about the
project. If you would like to participate, please sign in the appropriate area below.
Purpose of the project:
If you participate, you will be asked to:
Time required for participation:
Potential Risks of Study:
How conidentiality will be maintained:
If you have any questions about this study, feel free to contact:
Adult Sponsor/QS/DS: ____________________________________ Phone/email: _____________________________________________________________
Voluntary Participation:
Participation in this study is completely voluntary. If you decide not to participate there will not be negative
consequences. Please be aware that if you decide to participate, you may stop participating at any time and you may
decide not to answer any speciic question.
By signing this form I am attesting that I have read and understand the information above and I freely give my consent/
assent to participate or permission for my child to participate.
Adult Informed Consent or Minor Assent Date Reviewed & Signed: ________________________________________________
Research Participant Printed Name: Signature:
Parental/Guardian Permission (if applicable) Date Reviewed & Signed:
Parent/Guardian Printed Name: Signature:
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