ConsentTools helps clinical research professionals understand and adopt three evidence-informed practices for informed consent in clinical trials. These practices assess and improve participant understanding of clinical trial information, and assist professionals in appointing legally authorized representatives (LARs) when necessary.

You can explore the toolkit by topic below, or complete a text-based learning module on all three topics.










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From the Field

“There truly is nothing out there like this toolkit.”
Michelle Jenkerson
Associate Director of Clinical Research, Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis
“Using LARs is the most confusing thing for PIs and CRCs and having these tools makes it easier to use them.”
Carolynn Thomas Jones
Assistant Professor of Clinical Nursing, Ohio State University​

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