Patient Recruiting Materials and Advertising

Advertising for the recruitment of research subjects is considered the beginning of the informed consent process. As such, the recruitment of study subjects is considered a research activity whose materials require review and approval by an IRB before they are presented to prospective or current subjects.

Recruitment Materials include, but are not limited to: newsletters, media advertisements, subject/patient letters, online recruitment, phone-screen scripts, website advertisements, social media advertisements, pre-screening scripts, and generic pre-screening informed consents (

Please submit your recruitment materials and a Recruitment Materials Submission Form to Pearl IRB to begin the process (