If prospective participants include, for example, persons whose primary language is not English, those with low literacy levels, or participants unable to speak, read or write due to physical limitations, researchers should take special care to ensure that both oral presentations and consent forms are comprehensible to all subjects. (Remember, the inclusion of non-English speakers must be prospectively approved by the IRB with the necessary consent determinations made.)
You can learn more about consenting these populations on the HRP pages here.
Any questions or comments on the research consent process for either the UCI IRB or sIRB? Please feel free to reach out to HRP Staff.