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 individual’s
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 complete. Studies
that involve more than mild deception (e.g., fake interaction partners, false
feedback, fabricated interpersonal acceptance or rejection) should include a
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||6/27/11|
Last modified May 22 2014 03:50 PM