UK Office of Research Integrity

IRB Application: Informed Consent/Assent Process

Request for Waiver of Informed Consent Process

The IRB may waive the requirement or approve alteration of elements of informed consent if it finds and documents that the research meets certain conditions. For example, if you are conducting research involving deception, or conducting medical record reviews, your research may meet the conditions for this waiver. For certain research, the IRB may approve waiver of the requirement for informed consent when consent to participate is assumed in the absence of an objection (passive consent). To request this waiver, check mark the box for "Request for Waiver of Informed Consent Process" under the Informed Consent section of the E-IRB application, and answer the questions as prompted.