Informed Consent Forms
Transform your dense informed consent form (ICF) into a patient-friendly document.
Empower potential participants with clear and understandable clinical trial information so they know what to expect and can make an informed, confident decision.
Informed consent forms are often not easy for participants to understand.
A survey by the National Assessment of Adult Literacy reported that the average reading level of US adults is 8th grade or below. However, most research-related consent forms are written at a level much higher than that. A recent review of written consent forms revealed that most are currently written at a 10th grade reading level or higher across all medical specialties.1
8th Grade Reading Level
Recommended for adult-facing patient and public materials
We create plain language study-specific ICFs, ICF templates, and supporting materials (e.g., videos, infographics) to help patients understand what it means to participate.
Our approach is to eliminate jargon and organize information in way that’s easy to navigate and visually appealing. We can create ICFs specific for a trial, and turn those forms into customizable templates for future trials. These materials are fully designed and align with your organization’s visual style. We also create pediatric assent forms to help children understand what their participation entails.
Allow everyone to make an informed decision about participation by providing easy-to-read and understandable information to patients. CISCRP also develops infographics and videos to support the consent process.
How this helps patients, study staff and the public:
1. Hadden et al. 2017 Dec. J Clin Transl Sci. 1(6): 361-365.