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Use of health literate research materials improves recruitment and retention, protocol adherence, and data quality. The Irving Institute’s Health Literacy Review Service assists CUMC researchers in editing study materials to be more effective in communicating with participants by being more health literate.  The Health Literacy Review Service will revise study documents, such as consent forms, recruitment materials and data collection instruments, to conform to health literacy tenants.

Answers to frequently asked questions are available here.

Health Literacy Review Service requests are made through the Irving Institute’s online system

Health Literate Consent Form Templates
Health-literate consent form templates for minimal risk research are publicly available on the CUMC’s IRB website under Protocol and Consent Document Templates

Funding for the Irving Institute, which supports CECR and CCPH, depends upon continued demonstration that outstanding research is being conducted and published using CECR services and facilities. We ask that you cite the grant on any publications related to your protocols that used CECR services and/or facilities. 

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“This publication was supported by the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences, National Institutes of Health, through Grant Number UL1TR001873, formerly the National Center for Research Resources, Grant Number UL1 RR024156. The content is solely the responsibility of the authors and does not necessarily represent the official views of the NIH.”