Cal State L.A.

Office of Research and Development

2009 Research Report

Research Involving Human Subjects

Consent Form Template


The Office for Human Research Protections (OHRP) states that “informed consent is one of the primary requirements underpinning research with human subjects; it reflects the basic principle of respect for persons.” In most cases, informed consent is documented by the use of a written consent form approved by the IRB and signed by the subject or the subject’s legally authorized representative.

As part of the IRB approval procedure, investigators must include a Consent Form with the IRB application, when applicable.  The CSULA Consent Form Template is provided for guidance.  Please consult the IRB Application Guidelines for more information on developing a consent form for your project.

Consent Form Template:  Word Format;  PDF Format





For more information contact:

Jason Shiotsugu, Ph.D.
Director of Research
Office of Research Development


5151 State University Drive . Los Angeles . CA 90032 . (323) 343-3000
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Last Update: 4/15/2014