Short Forms

A short form consent is used to enroll non-English speaking subjects when a version of the consent form translated into the subject's language is not available.  A short form is intended to allow the enrollment of a non-English speaker when it was unexpected that such a language would be necessary.  The procedure for using a shortform is described in the IRB Policies and Procedures - Section 44.  A step-by-step guide to using a short form is provided as a coversheet on each document.

Please note that Emory has a strict policy about using family members and study staff as interpreters.  For more information, access this guidance.