These are agnostic forms (not specific to any one institution) intended to support students and other researchers who prepare, conduct, archive, and provide online access to oral histories or interview products. When it comes to documenting your oral history research and managing your research products, we recommend using these or similar forms and explaining their meanings to your interviewees from the get-go. These up-front steps can make things easier for everyone during post-data collection phase, when decisions about privacy, access, anonymity, and rights management must be finalized and documented before publication of any kind.

Student Social Media and Web Privacy Agreements

Video-Photo Consent Form for Interviewee

Oral History Consent Form

Deed of Gift for Depositing Oral History Content into the Archives

Do you think your project might require IRB (Institutional Review Board) approval?  The Southwestern University IRB Decision Tree can help you decide.