Unless your research involves conducting secondary data analysis only, you will most likely be recruiting subjects to participate in your research.

The recruitment materials you plan to use (e.g., flyers, postings online, emails, letters) must be included in your IRB protocol to be reviewed by the HRPP/IRB. Below are some guidelines to consider when assembling your recruitment materials. (Note that in no way may materials be construed as coercive or misleading, or include exculpatory language.)

Recruitment materials should include: