Informed Consent


In this session, representatives from the Office for Human Research Protections (OHRP) will discuss what goes into a meaningful informed consent. Practical examples will be used to illustrate how to discern meaningful information for potential participants, and how to present information simply in consent documents and materials to ensure consent processes fulfill their goal of enabling potential participants to make informed decisions about whether to participate in the research. (November 10, 2020)

Watch: Simplifying Informed Consent (with OHRP) (1:45:38)

Revised common rule video

In this video, OHRP Director, Jerry Menikoff, explains the changes and requirements for informed consent in the revised Common Rule including a brief discussion on broad consent. (July 12, 2018)

Watch: What's New in Informed Consent: Revisions to the Common Rule (26:50)

revised common rule video 5

This video explains the concept of broad consent as described in the revised Common Rule. It describes what it is, what it is not, and how it is anticipated to be used. (June 22, 2018)

Watch: Broad Consent in the Revised Common Rule (17:30)

General Informed Consent Requirements

This dramatization starts with a fictional investigator and IRB Chair talking about obtaining legally effective informed consent from potential research subjects. The second scene portrays the investigator obtaining appropriate informed consent from a potential subject. (Aug 24, 2010)

Note: This video was created before the 2018 revisions of the Common Rule and may include information that is not up to date.

Watch: General Informed Consent Requirements