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How do I know whether my consent form is written at a level that study subjects will understand?

The consent document should be written at a level easily understood by your target population. Studies targeting the general public should have a consent form written at or below an 8th grade reading level.  The Flesch-Kincaid readability score of the form should be more than 50 (the higher the score, the easier your document is to read).

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Institutional Review Board (IRB)

p. 541-737-8008
f. 541-737-3093

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Research Office
Oregon State University
A312 Kerr Administration
Corvallis, Oregon 97331-2140
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