WAIVER OF WRITTEN CONSENT FORM
Project Number ______________ Do not fill in this form. For Board Reviewer use only.
Applications that include a request for waiving the requirement for written documentation
of consent cannot be approved until the board or an expediting reviewer makes specific
findings. The purpose of this form is for expedited reviewers to document those findings.
Justification specific to this particular proposal should be provided as comments unless it
Waiver or alteration may be approved if one of the following findings is certified.
(1) The only record linking the subject and the research is the consent document and the
principal risk is the potential harm resulting from breach of confidentiality. Each subject
will be asked whether s/he wants documentation linking the subject with the research
and the subject’s wishes will govern.
(2) The research presents no more than minimal risk of harm to subjects and involves no
procedures for which written consent is normally required outside the research context.
Rev: October 2012