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MacREM Templates and Guides

Consent Samples

Assent Template Assent Template

Assent template for people who lack capacity to consent for themselves.

Updated: March 2022.

Letter of Information & Consent Template Letter of Information & Consent Template

Letter of Information and Consent template.

Updated: October 2022.

Oral Consent Script Template Oral Consent Script Template

Script for seeking oral consent via phone/online/in-person.

Updated: November 2021.

Oral Consent Log Template Oral Consent Log Template

Oral consent log to record verbal consent via online/phone/in-person.

Updated: November 2021.

Consent Preamble & Post Study Actions for Online Studies Consent Preamble & Post Study Actions for Online Studies

Sample consent preamble and post study consent questions for online studies.

Updated: August 2020.

Consent Plain English Guide Consent Plain English Guide

A guide to converting documents into plain language.

Updated: August 2018.

Debrief and Reconsent Template Debrief and Reconsent Template

Template for debrief/reconsent.  Not for SONA studies.

Updated: March 2022.

Recruitment Script Samples

Brochure Sample Brochure Sample

Brochure recruiting sample from ethnographic research.

Updated: March 2018.

Email Script Sent by Holder of Participant Contact Email Script Sent by Holder of Participant Contact

Email template when a gatekeeper has the contact info.

Updated: November 2021.

Email Script Sent Direct to Participants Email Script Sent Direct to Participants

Email template to send directly to participants.

Updated: November 2021.

In Class/In Person Recruitment Script In Class/In Person Recruitment Script

Template for recruitment in class or in person.

Updated: November 2021.

Poster Template Poster Template

Poster sample with tear away tabs.

Updated: November 2021.

Social Media Post Template Social Media Post Template

Template for a social media recruitment post.

Updated: November 2021.

Sona Ad Template Sona Ad Template

Updated: November 2019.

Snowball Recruitment Script Snowball Recruitment Script

Template for snowball recruitment.

Updated: November 2021.

Telephone Recruitment Script Learn More

Template for a telephone recruitment script.

Updated: November 2021.

Data Collection and Research Methods

Ethnographic Research Methodology Wording for the Application Ethnographic Research Methodology Wording for the Application

Ethnographic research methodology sample wording for applications.

Updated: March 2018.

MREB Guide to Online Studies MREB Guide to Online Studies

A guide for researchers conducting online surveys or experiments/tasks.

Updated: October 2020.

Focus Group Interview Guide Sample Focus Group Interview Guide Sample

Sample focus group and interview guide.

Updated: March 2018.

Interview Guide in Plain Language Interview Guide in Plain Language

Interview guide in plain language for participants.

Updated: March 2018.

LimeSurvey Hub LimeSurvey Hub

RHPC hosted Hub containing resources & McMaster specific templates/themes for use with LimeSurvey.

Updated: March 2021.

LimeSurvey at McMaster – Video Playlist LimeSurvey at McMaster – Video Playlist

A playlist covering some of the basics of the central Limsurvey instance at McMaster University created by Nick Marquis.

Updated: March 2022.

MREB Guidance on Demographic Questions MREB Guidance on Demographic Questions

A guide from MREB for asking demographic questions.

Updated: September 20, 2022.

Confidentiality and Data Security Samples

Data Sharing Agreement Template Data Sharing Agreement Template

A simple data sharing agreement template that can be used when sharing data outside of McMaster or when an outside organization is sharing data with McMaster researchers.

Updated: October 8, 2020.

Oath of Confidentiality Sample Oath of Confidentiality Sample

Oath of Confidentiality for translators, transcribers, and other non-research team members.

Updated: March 1, 2018.

MREB Data Storage and Security Tools MREB Data Storage and Security Tools

MREB data storage and security tools.

Updated: September 2022.

Research Involving Canadian First Nations, Inuit and Metis Peoples

Indigenous Research Engagement – Template Indigenous Research Engagement – Template

Indigenous Community Engagement template for use in research with Indigenous communities.

Updated: July 20, 2022.

Indigenous Partners Research Agreement – Sample Indigenous Partners Research Agreement – Sample

Sample of a research agreement between McMaster University and Indigenous partners.

Updated: July 20, 2022.

Managing Risks

Counseling Services Info Sheet Sample Counseling Services Info Sheet Sample

Counseling resources sample to be modified for location/s and accessibility of study participants.

Updated: March 1, 2018.

MacREM How-To Guides for Applicants

MacREM Application with External REB Clearance MacREM Application with External REB Clearance

How to create an Application with External REB Clearance.

Updated: March 2022.

MacREM Create an Amendment Sub-form MacREM Create an Amendment Sub-form

How to create an Amendment sub-form.

Updated: March 2022.

MacREM Create Annual Report Sub-form MacREM Create Annual Report Sub-form

How to create an Annual Report.

Updated: March 2022.

MacREM Create Conditional Release of Funds MacREM Create Conditional Release of Funds

How to create a Conditional Release application.

Updated: March 2022.

MacREM Create New Project MacREM Create New Project

How to Create a New Project/Application.

Updated: March 2022.

MacREM Delete Form MacREM Delete Form

How to Delete a form.

Updated: March 2022.

MacREM Find Clearance Letter MacREM Find Clearance Letter

How to find the Clearance Letter in MacREM.

Updated: March 2022.

MacREM Getting Started User Guide for Applicant MacREM Getting Started User Guide for Applicant

MacREM Getting Started user guide for applicants.

Updated: March 2022.

MacREM Respond to Chair Comments MacREM Respond to Chair Comments

How to respond to the Chair’s request for revisions.

Updated: March 2022.

MacREM Sharing with Study Team MacREM Sharing with Study Team

How to Share forms with the study team.

Updated: March 2022.

MacREM Sign and Submit Application MacREM Sign and Submit Application

How to Sign and Submit an application or subform.

Updated: March 2022.

MacREM Transfer Ownership and Duplicate Sub-Forms MacREM Transfer Ownership and Duplicate Sub-Forms

How to Transfer Project Owners and Duplicate Sub-forms.

Updated: March 2022.

MacREM Update Form MacREM Update Form

How the Project Owner can Update the project.

Updated: March 2022.

MacREM How-To Guides for MREB Reviewers/Chairs

MacREM Reviewer User Manual MacREM Reviewer User Manual

How to make comments and submit a review in MacREM.

Updated: June 4, 2018.