August 27, 2021

Considerations for eConsent

A recent blog entry on the Public Responsibility In Medicine & Research (PRIM&R) is a good reminder of some of the considerations associated with obtaining consent for research remotely. eConsent is becoming more common, both because of the growth of telemedicine in general, and also because of its ability to make research available across a wider geographic area.

The blog entry provides considerations for IRBs when evaluating eConsent proposals. While this information is IRB-focused, it is also very helpful for research teams to keep these considerations in mind when planning remote consent processes. Including information about these considerations in the original submission may speed approval.