Consent Form Examples and Model Consent Language
These consent documents were developed for various National Institutes of Health (NIH) sponsored research projects, including a genome-wide association study from the GENEVA consortium (part of the Genes, Environment and Health Initiative), the NHGRI Medical Sequencing Program, and the 1000 Genomes Project [1000genomes.org].
Although these consent forms were developed for specific research initiatives, they serve as examples of how the issues relevant to genomics research may be presented in the consent form.
- Reconsent for a Genome-wide Association Study with Broad Data-Sharing
(Genes, Environment, and Health Initiative)
- DNA Sequencing
(NHGRI Medical Sequencing Program)
- Non-Identifiable Samples Collected to Study Human Genetic Variation
(1000 Genomes Project)
- Annotated Consent Document for the Texas Cancer Research Biobank
(Baylor College of Medicine)
- Human Microbiome Project (HMP) Core Microbiome Sampling: Informed Consent to Participate in a Research Study
(Washington University in St. Louis)
Model Consent Language
The following model consent language document represents the compiled work of eMERGE investigators and consultants on consent language for the collection and storage of human biospecimens and data for future research, particularly those collections that have an electronic medical records component. Portions of the language may also be useful for other genetic and genomic research, such as genome-wide association studies or candidate gene studies.
- The Electronic Medical Records and Genomics (eMERGE) Network Consent & Community Consultation Workgroup Informed Consent Task Force: Model Consent Language
Additional references and links to example consent forms can be found under the Additional Resources section of this resource.
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Last Updated: November 7, 2012