Review COMIRB Guidance on the Short Form Consent Process for Non-English Speakers.

The inclusion of non-English speaking participants must be previously approved by COMIRB. If you anticipate enrolling non-English speakers, address the recruitment, consent, and conduct of study visits with non-English speaking participants in your IRB application.

A short form may be used up to three times in the same language. If a fourth participant is to be enrolled, the entire consent form must be translated. The translated consent form must be submitted to COMIRB for approval.

When you wish to obtain short form consent from a non-English speaking participant, download the appropriate translations of the short form and the stand-alone HIPAA authorization (if necessary). Add study information to the top of the short form. Edit the HIPAA Authorization to match the approved English version for your study.

COMIRB has translated Short Forms on our website. If you do not find a short form in the language you need, contact COMIRB. We can usually provide a certified translation within three business days. If a translation is needed sooner than this, you will have to get the English short form translated into the appropriate language.

Short FormHIPAA Authorization
Amharic Short FormAmharic HIPAA Authorization
Arabic Short FormArabic HIPAA Authorization
Bosnian Short FormBosnian HIPAA Authorization
Burmese Short FormBurmese HIPAA Authorization
Chinese Simplified Short FormChinese Simplified HIPAA Authorization
Chinese Traditional Short FormChinese Traditional HIPAA Authorization
English Short FormEnglish HIPAA Authorization

French Short Form

French HIPAA Authorization
German Short FormGerman HIPAA Authorization
Greek Short FormGreek HIPAA Authorization

Haitian Creole Short Form

Haitian Creole HIPAA Authorization
Hausa Short FormHausa HIPAA Authorization
Hindi Short FormHindi HIPAA Authorization
Italian Short FormItalian HIPAA Authorization
Japanese Short FormJapanese HIPAA Authorization
Kirundi Short FormKirundi HIPAA Authorization
Korean Short FormKorean HIPAA Authorization
Laotian Short FormLaotian HIPAA Authorization
Nepali Short FormNepali HIPAA Authorization
Pashto Short FormPashto HIPAA Authorization
Polish Short FormPolish HIPAA Authorization
Portuguese Short FormPortuguese HIPAA Authorization
Punjabi Short FormPunjabi HIPAA Authorization
Romanian Short FormRomanian HIPAA Authorization
Russian Short FormRussian HIPAA Authorization
Serbian Short FormSerbian HIPAA Authorization
Somali Short FormSomali HIPAA Authorization
Spanish Short FormSpanish HIPAA Authorization
Swahili Short FormSwahili HIPAA Authorization
Tagalog Short FormTagalog HIPAA Authorization
Thai Short FormThai HIPAA Authorization
Tigrinya Short FormTigrinya HIPAA Authorization
Urdu Short FormUrdu HIPAA Authorization
Uzbek Short FormUzbek HIPAA Authorization

Vietnamese Short Form

Vietnamese HIPAA Authorization
Wolof Short FormWolof HIPAA Authorization