eConsent: Start Planning Now for the Inevitable
The research community is on the brink of a revolution. Today, the process of enrolling trial participants and documenting informed consent involves long paper documents, multiple wet signatures, frequent revisions, and long-term paper archives. It’s time for researchers and sites to begin planning for the inevitable shift to a paperless informed consent process.
This whitepaper discusses the definition and value of eConsent, the regulatory requirements around eConsent, and review and approval of eConsent by the IRB.