Year Published: 2022

Time to Complete: 15 minutes

Course Type: Self-paced Online

Instructor: Cheryl London, DVM, CTSA One Health Alliance (COHA)

Learning Level: Fundamental

Primary Audience: All Research Team Members

Prerequisite: None

Course Collection(s): One Health, Regulatory and Research Ethics


Do you recruit participants for veterinary clinical trials?

This course provides an overview of best practices for obtaining informed consent in clinical research with client owned animals (veterinary patients). Through this course, learners will review the essential elements that should be considered when putting together a consent form. These include readability, discussion of risks and benefits, other options for care, and the inclusion of a study calendar. Learners will also consider methods for ensuring that animal owners have ample opportunity to review trial requirements and ask questions. Obtaining consent under unique circumstances, like emergencies and in the remote setting, will also be reviewed.

Learning Objectives

After completing this course, you will be able to:

  • List the essential elements of informed consent for veterinary clinical trials.
  • Explain the importance of readability in consent forms.
  • Identify 2-3 key considerations for obtaining informed consent in an emergency or owner-not-present setting.

This course was developed with funding from a Clinical and Translational Science Award One Health Alliance pilot grant.


Available courses

Date Location Type Price
2024 Course: Open January 1 through December 31 Online Self-paced course This Course is Free