Developing, Submitting, and Using REDCap e-Consent Surveys - A Guidebook

How to use REDCap for electronic consent

November 17, 2021

UMN researchers have a new resource for getting study participant’s consent via REDCap, thanks to a new guide from CTSI and the Human Research Protection Program at the University of Minnesota. 

The guide covers REDCap’s electronic consent (eConsent) capabilities, which allow UMN researchers to collect participant signatures electronically via online surveys. This helps researchers obtain informed consent in a way that’s efficient, safe, and compliant—including with FDA 21 CFR Part 11—without the use of paper forms.

Guidebook: REDCap for eConsent

Topics covered

  • What eConsent is and when it should be used
  • Federal and UMN guidelines for eConsent
  • Setting up your REDCap eConsent surveys
  • Testing your REDCap survey
  • Remotely consenting study participants