Canadian Cancer Trials Group Bulletins

Office of Compliance and Oversight

New Harmonized Generic Informed Consent Form Template

Great news! Through collaboration with the provincial Research Ethics Boards, British Columbia Cancer Agency Research Ethics Board and the Ontario Cancer Research Ethics Board, consensus has been reached on a harmonized generic informed consent form. It is our vision that the harmonized informed consent form will streamline both the development and approval aspects of the process without compromising the essence and requirements of the informed consent form.

This new format will be implemented for new Canadian Cancer Trials Group centrally activated trials that have yet to go through the development process. Moving forward we hope to continue to collaborate to ensure ongoing harmonization of the generic informed consent form.

If you have any questions or comments about this initiative, please contact Christopher Boot at (613) 533-6430 or