UW Research

Policies, Procedures and Guidance

SOP Consent


This document describes the policies and procedures for obtaining informed consent from human research subjects. It does not address the topics of consent forms, parental permission, assent from children, or obtaining consent under emergency circumstances.

Change Notes

Updated link – 12.13.2019
Added revised Common Rule language – 12.28.2018
Added language regarding electronic consent – 08.24.2018
Clean up of language regarding the new FDA ruling that now allows minimal risk waivers of consent. (4.4.3) – 10.27.2017
Updated per new FDA guidance regarding waiving consent for minimal risk FDA-regulated studies – 08.25.2017
Updated links – 06.13.2017