One of the core activities of the TU Collaborative is conducting research in order to develop cutting-edge knowledge and tools to promote the inclusion and participation of individuals with psychiatric disabilities. We believe individuals with psychiatric disabilities have a right to be included in all aspects of the research process, including as a participant in studies. Sometimes, Institutional Review Boards (IRB) doubt whether this population is competent to participate in research. This brief document was developed to help researchers develop consent procedures that 1) ensure participants understand study procedures and 2) demonstrate this population has the capacity to consent to research participation.
Inclusion in Research