It is important to remember that informed consent is a process, and that the written form serves to document this process. The informed consent document must include sufficient information to allow the potential subject to understand what he/she is being asked to do and to weigh any risks against the potential benefit before agreeing whether or not to participate. Federal regulations require the inclusion of certain information, such as the number of potential subjects, how much time will be required, risks, benefits, etc. University policy requires the inclusion of other information, such as the name and telephone number of the faculty advisor if the investigator is a student, and a statement indicating that the project has been reviewed by the CPHS which includes a contact number. Please refer to the templates available on this website for more information and model forms.