What information should be included in the consent form if a Certificate of Confidentiality is issued?
Participants must be informed in the informed consent document regarding the limitations and protections of the Certificate of Confidentiality. Please notify Quorum Review IRB if you have requested or will be requesting a Certificate of Confidentiality. Also note that if a Certificate of Confidentiality is obtained after the study has commenced, the consent form will need to be revised in order to inform subjects about the Certificate, including its limitation and protections.
Please contact Quorum Review IRB if you have questions regarding what type of language needs to be included in the consent form. If Quorum is notified that a Certificate of Confidentiality has been or will be obtained, Quorum can also include standard template language in the consent form.