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Human Subjects Research (IRB) - Readability

Study Recruitment and Consent Document Readability

To improve the readability of consent forms and other print materials for study participants, we have provided a link to free online training. This program was originally developed for medical research and continues to offer examples and guidance pertaining to medical research. However, the training and guidance are very applicable to Human Subjects Research.

The Training only takes about 1 hour, is completely on line, and is free. Please follow the link below to complete the training.

There is also a free printable PDF Readability Toolkit. This Toolkit offers help in determining appropriate reading level, examples, illustrations, and other resources.

Training:

http://prism.grouphealthresearch.org/start.htm