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OHRP Interactive Informed Consent Training

By February 20, 2024REDCap

The Office for Human Research Protections (OHRP) has created and posted a brand new interactive informed consent training program entitled “Participant-Centered Informed Consent Training”.  It consists of 6 modules and is intended to provide training to help design, create, use, and review consent forms or templates.

This training is intended to provide education that will aid in providing research participants with understandable content in the consent form document so that the participant can better understand the research taking place and how their decision on whether to participate could impact them personally. OHRP notes in the training modules that when participants understand the research and potential personal impact, it promotes trust and engagement in research.  It is important to note that this training is not intended to be a comprehensive overview of the regulatory requirements of informed consent.

OHRP describes the intended audience of this training to be anyone from an investigator or research coordinator to an IRB reviewer or even someone designing electronic consent forms for an online platform. The training is available now on OHRP’s website.  OHRP will also be conducting a demonstration of this new interactive training program on February 23, 2024, at 12:00 PM EST via this Zoom link.

Original News Source: University of Chicago – Office of Clinical Research, February 2024 Newsletter (Volume 13, Issue 8)