Consent Resources

Consent for participation in program evaluation activities may vary from among SOI Programs and may depend on the type of partners assisting with data collection. Resources provided in this section are examples of how a Program can inform participants about their participation in activities and request their consent.

It is very important that everyone involved with data collection understands why their information is being collected and how their information will be used. It is important that data collectors clarify these things with participants.


  • Special Olympics Health Outcomes Focus Group
    • This presentation can be used when conducting focus groups with the athletes to inform athletes about the choices and rights they have regarding participatoin.
  • Consent Form
    • This is an example of a consent form that could be used to solicit participation with athletes.


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