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BC Clinical Research Informed Consent Form Guide and Template

This template is for use in clinical research and is intended to assist investigators in producing consent forms that meet the requirements of the following Research Ethics Boards and Research Review Committees:

  • BC Cancer Agency REB
  • Children’s & Women’s REB
  • Providence Health Care REB
  • UBC Clinical REB (CREB)
  • Fraser Health REB (including studies involving SFU-affiliated investigators)
  • Interior Health REB
  • Northern Health Research Review Committee (not currently a constituted REB)
  • Vancouver Island Health Authority Clinical REB

Investigators should also refer to the guidance notes and policies of the individual REBs for additional requirements and information where applicable. ​

Ethics Protocol Development Form

The function of the Protocol Development Form is to provide grantees with access to their research funding in order to develop their study protocol.  This form is managed by Research Services in conjunction with the Office of Research Ethics.

Ethics Requirements Checklist for Graduate Students

A checklist for to graduate students a proposal and ensure that all required documents are submitted for the type of study proposed.

Ethics Study Checklist Download
Human Ethics Protocol Development Request Form Download
Preparing an Ethics Consent Form: Guidelines

This document is a tool to assist you in writing your own consent form, which should be as readable as possible and tailored to your study population.  The information provided represent guidelines only – not all the listed elements are required for all research.