Time Capsule Tuesday: “I just keep thinking that it could be said in a simpler way.”

Marcia Ellis, chair of the Board of Directors of The Women’s Collective and an HIV/AIDS advocate, lent her perspective to the Living Room Conversation titled In Their Own Voices: What Do Research Subjects Have to Say About Informed Consent at the 2011 Advancing Ethical Research Conference.

In this excerpt, she laments the complexity of the informed consent form—an ongoing issue in the field of human subjects protections. What initiatives has your institution undertaken to increase the accessibility of these forms?  We welcome you to share in the comments.