Consent and Participant Information Guidance


This section focuses on the content of consent documents: Participant Information Sheet (PIS) and Consent Form. It is designed to act as a framework, not a rigid template (if guidance isn't relevant to your research, don't include it - remember one size doesn't fit all). You should consider what you do, and do not, need to include in your own PIS and consent form whilst reading through the guidance.

The purpose of consent documentation is to provide appropriate information to support potential participants in making a decision that is right for them and then to record their decision.

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