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Purpose of the Study:

Example 1: the effect of time of day on reading comprehension.

Example 2: whether people make economic decisions differently when working in a group versus individually.

Example 3: how viewing pictures of natural disasters affects fear of terrorism.

Principal Investigator (PI) Information

If you are a student investigator, please enter your information here.

   he/him/his   she/her/hers   they/them/their 

1 - Do not use home phone or address if at all avoidable.

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Doctoral Dissertation   Master's Thesis   Class Project   Faculty-directed Research

Description of Procedures:

If you agree to be in this study, you will be asked to do the following:

Example 1: Complete a questionnaire about your background (age, gender, education, etc.).

Example 2: Take part in an interview about your responses to two videos showing different hiring techniques for a job as a personnel director.

Example 3: Play three rounds of a computer game that asks you to be an auction buyer in competition with other buyers for a work of art.

If you need more than 5 items, add them manually in your word processing program once the draft has been generated.

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Length of Participation (total number & approximate length of sessions)

Example: two hours of your time: 30 minutes to complete the questionnaire and approximately 45 minutes for each of the two interviews. The interviews will be held two weeks apart.

Session Recording (will the subject be recorded?)

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Benefits & Risks

Are there more than minimal risks, i.e., beyond those of everyday life?

Example 1: Although every effort will be made to prevent it, you may find the sensitive nature of some of the questions upsetting. In that event, the investigator will provide you with a referral to a counselor with whom you may discuss your feelings.

Example 2: There is a risk that you may have some muscle soreness for about four days.

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Methods to Protect Confidentiality:

Example 1: assigning code numbers to each participant so that data is never directly linked to individual identity.

Example 2: keeping all completed forms in a locked cabinet only accessible to the investigator.

Example 3: submitting forms with no identifiers to a sealed drop box so that subjects are anonymous.

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Data & Biospecimens

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Nonparticipation or Withdrawal (only applicable if subjects are student or receive service from a related agency/organization):

Example 1: will not affect your services you receive at NYU.

Example 2: will not affect your grades or academic standing.

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Please check the form for accuracy before clicking the download button.
Clicking anywhere in the form will allow you to edit.
Clicking the 'Download Word Document' button will allow you to download the form as a Microsoft Word document.
Important reminders: Be sure to put your school letterhead on the form and make sure the signature area is not on a page by itself. Please check your form for spelling and grammar mistakes. Proofread for clarity!

Consent Form Generator

Designed to help NYU investigators prepare a draft Consent Form for use in an Application for Review to the NYU IRB.

The generator will fill in the Consent Form using NYU IRB standard language and format.

Where appropriate, examples of the types of information needed have been provided.

Language for Parental Permission and Child Assent are different and not provided by the consent form generator.

Do not use this generator for clinical trials.

Please remember to:

  • Write at no higher than a 10th grade level, using language appropriate for the population (e.g. those for whom English is a second language). Avoid technical language or discipline-specific terms.
  • Be consistent about using "you" to refer to the subject. For the investigator, use "the investigator" or "the researcher" to refer to the person carrying out the study. Do not refer to yourself, the investigator, as "I".