Upload documents separately rather than as protocol appendices
The IRB strongly discourages the attachment of study-related documents, such as consent forms, data collection tools, etc., directly to a protocol document as appendices. We prefer that these items be uploaded as separate documents with your CLARA submission. Separating them out makes them much less likely to be overlooked by a reviewer, and also simplifies overall recordkeeping. It’s much easier to assign and track unique version dates and numbers to things like consent forms when those forms are separate documents.
So please upload different study documents in separate files, no matter what some old protocol templates floating around out there might contain.