Clinical Research Glossary

e-consent (form) e-consent (form)


An electronic version of an informed consent form.

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An e-consent form can be useful in studies that are being conducted remotely.

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E-consent is a method of obtaining informed consent through the use of an electronic system instead of a paper consent form.

Participants may sign the form electronically and then they may be able to get a copy emailed to them or download it themselves.

Other info to think about when joining a study

A study may have an e-consent form for you to review before you can enroll.

You could ask if you get a copy of the e-consent form and how you will get that copy. You could also ask if there is a paper version of the consent form for you if you want one.

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