Human Subjects Research - Institutional Review Boards - IRBs
Waiver or Alteration of Consent and HIPAA Authorization
Waiver of Documentation of Consent/HIPAA: In some research, verbal or implied consent of the subject is sufficient and a signed consent form is not necessary. A typical example would be a mailed survey with a cover letter explaining the research. The receipt of a completed survey implies that the subject wanted to participate.
In some research, an alteration of the
informed consent or elements of the process may be waived. An
example of an alteration of consent would be when research requires
deception. In these
cases, some of the
elements of informed consent are met but not all.
Information typically held would be the basis
for the research and subjects are debriefed after the research is
that involve more than mild deception (e.g., fake interaction partners,
feedback, fabricated interpersonal acceptance or rejection) should
post-experimental interview, an interactive debriefing, and a written
The request form has been combined to address the three different types of requests above. One copy is required.
|Waiver Materials||Last Updated|
|Request for Waiver of Informed Consent/Authorization/Documentation||2/6/15|
|Request for Partial Waiver of Authorization for Recruitment Purposes||2/5/15|
Last modified March 26 2015 11:56 AM