A statement should be made that participants will be debriefed orally or in writing. If the debriefing is to be oral, a "script" of what subjects will be told should be attached. If all or part of the debriefing is to be in written format, a copy of the actual debriefing statement to be given participants should be attached. Oral and written debriefings need to contain the following information:
Keep in mind that the major benefit that most of our research participants get from participating in studies is the experience of being in a study. The more background information you give them about the basis for the study, the more they will learn from the experience.
Sample Debriefing Form