Applications and Guidelines

Plan to conduct an anonymous survey? You do not need an Informed Consent Form. Simply place the information that participants will read before they take the survey and label it Online Cover Sheet (for online surveys) or Tear-Off Cover Page (for paper surveys).

  • Select Applications for forms or to review sample applications
  • Select Appendices for required recruitment statements and informed consent forms
  • Select Guidelines and Forms for Ithaca College's Guidelines, federal regulations, HIPPA or Notice of Completion forms

Don't Forget to Include:

Appendix A
Recruitment Statement and/or flyer - what you plan to say to participants to encourage them to participate and/or the flyer you plan to post on campus

Appendix B
Informed Consent Form
If you plan to conduct an anonymous survey, you can use one of the following in place of the Informed Consent Form:

Appendix C
All Survey Instruments - questions, scales, tests, etc.

All applications will be deemed incomplete if they are not accompanied by the appropriate appendices.

Recruitment Statements-Appendix A

Recruitment Statements-Appendix A

A Recruitment Statement is what you plan to communicate to prospective participants.

Include contact information, why the study is being conducted, location, total time commitment, risks, and a statement that participants may chose not to answer questions they are uncomfortable with and can withdraw at any time. Please remember that you cannot recruit in your own classes for your study and must have someone else come in and recruit to mask the fact that it is your study.

There are three types of Recruitment Statements:

A standard recruitment statement is for participation in interviews, confidential studies, etc.

A Tear-off Cover Sheet which is to recruit participants for anonymous surveys, etc

An Online Cover Sheet which is used to recruit participants for online, anonymous surveys.