Recommended Consent Language

When sharing samples with NCRAD prospectively we recommend the following components be included in the informed consent to ensure samples can be shared. The wording listed below is only a suggestion and will need to be tailored to institution and study specific requirements.

The language listed below references “biological samples”. Depending on your study and institution’s requirements, this may need to be more specific (for example: cell line, DNA, plasma,etc.).

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When possible, it is best to not include check boxes. Tracking of the various responses possible when check boxes are present can be challenging and lead to potential errors.

All studies and all institutions will have different requirements but the more broad the consent can be written initially, the more flexibility you will have in the future.

We also recommend visiting the NIH website for additional information.