Recruitment Templates & Worksheets

Revised Human Subjects Regulations (Common Rule) Wednesday, June 20th 2018

The regulations that human subjects researchers must adhere to (referred to as the Common Rule Regulations) were established in 1991. In 2011, federal agencies began the long-awaited process to revise these regulations and, on January 18, 2017, the final revisions to the Common Rule (Final Rule) were posted in the federal register. The effective and implementation dates have recently changed. As posted in the federal register on June 18, 2018, the revised final Common Rule is both effective and to be implemented on January 21, 2019 with the option of implementing 3 burden-reducing provisions before January 21, 2019. Learn more about the regulations.

Below you will find recruitment templates and worksheets to assist you.

Template / WorksheetDescription/Use
Recruitment WorksheetItems to include in your recruitment document
FlyerGenerally, a paper document to hand out or post on bulletin boards.
Cover LetterCan be used with a paper or online survey or where documentation of consent can be waived.
Consent & Recruitment – EmailOnline Anonymous Survey
Consent & Recruitment – EmailOnline Survey with identifiers
Consent & Recruitment – Hard CopyThis template may be appropriate for paper copy surveys
Consent & Recruitment – VERBALAnonymous – No identifiers collected
Consent & Recruitment – VERBALData collected with identifiers
Parent Cover Letter Recruitment: Signed ConsentCover letter recruitment to go home to parents; will accompany the signed consent form
Parent Cover Letter Recruitment: Waiving Signed Consent/PermissionCover letter announcement to go home to parents. This gives them an option to opt their child and/or his/her data from the study. Otherwise, no signed form is required to be returned to the researcher.
Consent & Recruitment for mTurk populationOnline surveys done via Amazon’s Mechanical Turk (mTurk)