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Paper Survey Consent Form
You are being invited to participate in a research study titled [name
of your study]. This study is being done by [name of researcher(s)]
from the University of California - San Diego (UCSD) [if appropriate,
insert collaborating researchers not from UC San Diego and who they
are affiliated with]. You were selected to participate in this study
because [insert inclusion criteria].
The purpose of this research study is [provide participants with a
clear and accurate statement of the scientific purpose and objectives
of the research, use lay terms, do not repeat the study title]. If you
agree to take part in this study, you will be asked to complete a
survey/questionnaire. This survey/questionnaire will ask about [insert
topic of questions] and it will take you approximately [XX] minutes to
There may or may not be any direct benefit to you from this research.
[However, if there is no direct benefit to the subject from
participation, this must be clearly stated]. The investigator(s),
however, may learn more about [insert research topic].
There are minimal risks associated with this research study [include
list of risks as noted in the Research Plan including risk of loss of
confidentiality and procedures for minimizing those risks including
how confidentiality will be secured, maintained, and how data will be
disposed of]. Research records will be kept confidential to the extent
allowed by law and may be reviewed by the UCSD Institutional Review
Board and [fill in entities that may have access to research records
such as NIH, etc.].
Your participation in this study is completely voluntary and you can
withdraw at any time by simply stopping the survey. Choosing not to
participate or withdrawing will result in no penalty or loss of
benefits to which you are entitled. You are free to skip any question
that you choose.
If you have questions about this project or if you have a
research-related problem, you may contact the researcher(s), [insert
name(s) and phone number(s)]. If you have any questions concerning
your rights as a research subject, you may contact the UCSD Human
Research Protections Program Office at 858-246-HRPP (858-246-4777).
By completing and submitting the attached survey/questionnaire you are
indicating that you are at least 18 years old, have read this consent
form, and agree to participate in this research study. Please keep
this page for your records and return the survey/questionnaire to the
Please DO NOT write your name on the survey/questionnaire.