Standardised Participant Information and Consent Forms

This suite of standardised Participant Information and Consent Forms (PICFs) has been developed by a specialist sub-group and approved by the HoMER Reference Group on the 8 May 2012, including representatives from all States and Territories, to serve as a starting point for researchers.  The forms will be reviewed annually and updated as needed.  All of these documents were designed to provide guidance and assist researchers, institutions and HRECs in the conduct of multi-centre ethical review.

The forms are designed for three categories of participants as identified by the National Statement:

  • Individual participant;
  • Child participant; and
  • Participants unable to provide consent. 

Within each category of participant, four specific research type templates are available:

  • Genetic Studies;
  • Interventional Studies;
  • Non-Interventional Studies; and
  • Health and Social Science Studies.

Please note that the forms are directed toward those who provide consent to participate in research.

Researchers are reminded to view these documents as a minimum starting point for consent forms.  As always, jurisdiction-specific and study-specific information should be added as necessary.  Likewise, portions that are not applicable to the research project being put forth may be removed as needed.

Additional standardised forms pertaining to the National Approach may be developed as researchers, HRECs and institutions take up the process of single ethical review.

Page Updated: 28-02-2014