UK Office of Research Integrity

IRB Application: Informed Consent/Assent Process

Section 2
FORM E. 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 for full and expedited IRB applications, complete Form E and submit it with your application submission. For exemption applications, you will be prompted to describe research procedures in regard to your waiver request in the Research Description.

If you are proposing research involving a waiver of the requirement for the informed consent process, please mark the appropriate selection in the space provided on the General Information Sheet [Section 1, Form A].