ISSCR Sample Informed Consent Documents

The following sample consent documents are provided to facilitate the adoption of sound and uniform standards of informed consent for the procurement of materials for human stem cell research. These samples will need to be customized for each specific research study and the final form approved through a process of stem cell research oversight.

Acknowledgments. The sample informed consent documents were compiled by Insoo Hyun, Ph.D., member of the ISSCR International Human Embryonic Stem Cell Guidelines Task Force. The ISSCR also wishes to acknowledge the individuals listed below for reviewing the documents and providing feedback on their content. This acknowledgement does not imply that the individuals listed below fully endorse the design and content of the documents, as these exist as samples that must be modified according to individual research protocols.

Melinda Abelman, Jessica Berg, Bernard Dickens, Kate Heffernan, Jeffrey Jones, Kyu Won Jung, Eng Hin Lee, Bernard Lo, Patricia Marshall, Alan Meisel, Jonathan Moreno, Ralph Nachman, Pearl O’Rourke, John Robertson, Jeremy Sugarman, Patrick Taylor