Frequently Asked Questions
Do I need to use an informed consent form?
There are typically only three times when an informed consent form is not required (1) if the research solely involves observations, (2) if the subjects are only filling out an anonymous questionnaire, or (3) if the research is being conducted to assess the effectiveness of a curriculum unit that is part of the regular classroom curriculum and the unit and assessment are both taught or given primarily by the regular classroom teacher in such a way that it meets the curriculum needs and learning standards and does not take away from the instructional time devoted to regular class work, and has written approval from the teacher(s) and administrator(s), and the parents of the children in the class are generally informed about the process or activity through the regular channels of classroom communication.
All Informed Consent Forms must the the Ithaca College Informed Consent Form format. Please complete and submit the following form with your proposal application:
In cases where an Informed Consent Form is not required, you should complete and submit the following form with your proposal application:
Tear-off Cover Page (sample)