Consent form templates and the Consent Form Wizard are in the process of being updated to remove the UW Health Patient Relations phone number as a contact for subjects who have research-related questions or concerns.  This is being replaced with a confidential, toll-free research compliance phone number which will be monitored by Office of Research Compliance staff who will work with subjects to address concerns and triage issues to other offices as appropriate.

Already approved consent forms do not have to be updated.  Study teams have the option of updating language with other changes, if they choose.

Once consent templates are updated, the language will be automatically incorporated into any versions using the new templates.

For studies ceded to an external IRB, the revised language about research-related questions will also need to be included for UW consent documents.

  • For studies ceded to the NCI CIRB, the current boilerplate template should still be used until NCI has approved the revised template.
  • For studies ceded to a commercial IRB, or other external IRB, current template language may still be used until 502c is updated.
  • Please contact RELIANT ( with any questions about how the revised language will be implemented for ceded studies.