UW Research

Policies, Procedures and Guidance

GUIDANCE Electronic Informed Consent


This document provides guidance on the use of electronic systems and process to obtain informed consent.

Change Notes

Clarify consent material requirements; Add requirement for HSD approval for use of e-signature for UW research reviewed by an external IRB; Add DocuSign as valid tool for capturing HIPAA authorization e-signatures; Add new requirements for use of ‘Other’ e-signature systems – 03.25.2021
Addition of REDCap as option for e-consent – 10.15.2020