To participate in the SMGF project, you must fill out an SMGF Consent Form,
which gives us permission to use your DNA sample and genealogy.
The form also gives you the right to have your sample and genealogy removed from our project at any time. Please read our
The instructions for filling out the Consent Form vary, depending on your age range:
Everyone must fill out the contact information section on page 5. Mark the participant's gender by circling M for male or F for female.
18 years old and older: Sign line 2 (Subject Signature) and write the current date.
13-17 years old: Parent/guardian signs line 3 (Legally Authorized Representative) and writes relationship to child on line 4.
The participant signs line 7 in the "Assent Signatures" section of page 6, and writes the date and his or her age.
Parent/guardian signs line 8.
7-12 years old: Parent/guardian signs line 3 (Legally Authorized Representative) and writes relationship to child on line 4.
The participant signs the "Subject Signature" line on the separate Assent Form and writes the date.
Parent/guardian (or person collecting the sample) also signs and dates the Assent Form.
Please note that children under the age of 7 may not participate in the SMGF project at this time.
If you would understand the Consent Form better in one of the following languages, you may download and print it, sign it, and send it in with your kit.
Assent Forms are also available in the following languages: