The NIH has recently released a Request for Information (RFI): Developing Consent Language for Future Use of Data and Biospecimens (NOT-OD-21-131). Responses must be submitted online by September 29, 2021.

NIH is requesting information from stakeholders on the utility and useability of sample language developed for use in informed consent documents for data and biospecimen sharing.

NIH is interested in input on 1) the sample consent language, 2) the “points to consider,” and 3) any gaps or additional components that should be included. NIH is also interested in input on any hurdles or barriers to the voluntary use of the sample language and “points to consider” by the community. NIH welcomes input from research investigators, institutional review board members, study participants, professional organizations, associations with a focus on research oversight, and other interested members of the public.