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Consent Form and Protocol Templates

The USF IRB's electronic submission system, BullsIRB, is now the system of record for all IRB submissions. Please visit the BullsIRB homepage for information about IRB policies, procedures, templates, and other IRB materials. If you have additional questions, please contact the IRB at (813) 974-5638 or email

Listed below are several templates to assist you in composing your informed consent document. Instructions specific to items on the templates appear in red text in brackets. Please remove all instructions and non-applicable sections before submitting the informed consent document to the IRB for review and approval.

The informed consent document must be written in lay language (6th - 8th grade reading level), avoiding scientific / technical terms. All abbreviations and acronyms should be defined. A thesaurus from the CDC is available below, which maps medical terms to plain language options.

If you have any questions regarding the use of templates, please call the eIRB help desk at (813) 974-2880.


Biomedical Consent Forms


Social-Behavioral Consent Forms


Protocol Templates and Samples

USF investigators are required to use a USF IRB protocol template.

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