Glossary Term

Waiver of Informed Consent

Glossary Term:

Waiver of Informed Consent


Occasionally there are reasons to waive written consent or to alter the requirements of consent. Only the IRB can make the determination to waive some (written) or all (written and verbal) consent requirements.

In order to qualify for a Waiver of Consent, the following conditions should be met:

1) that the research pose no more than minimal risk to subjects;

2) no adverse effects as a result of the waiver or alteration;

3) without the waiver or alteration the research in question could not be carried out; and

4) information will be provided after participation is completed, if appropriate.

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