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IRB Templates

The IRB recommends the use of these Templates to help the researchers meet the legal requirements for consent.  If after reviewing the templates and samples provided, you believe that the templates are inappropriate for your research, please call the IRB Office at 860.486.8802 for assistance.


Consent Form

Annotated Form with Instructions and Suggested Language


Information Sheet

Annotated Form with Instructions and Suggested Language

Just the Form/Required Language

For Surveys

By Faculty-researcher

By Student-researcher


Research Method Courses

Information Sheets

Refer to the application process for instructions.

One student – one project

Multiple students – same project

Faculty Review Sheet, to aid in the review of student projects


Parent/Guardian Permission Form

Parental Permission Annotated Form with Instruction and Suggested Language.


Parent/Guardian Notification Form

Parental Notification Annotated Form with Instructions and Suggested Language


Recruitment Flyer

Sample Recruitment Flyer Template (with tabs)


Release Form

Research Study Photo/Video Release form


IRB Sample Forms

Examples of Child Assents, a recommended description of Deception for Consent Forms and an example of a Consent Form before and after the language was simplified appear below. For help with Consent Forms, come to the IRB Help sessions or call the IRB Office for an appointment.


Sample Child Assents

Sample 1 

Sample 2