Article | September 13, 2023

5 Reasons eConsent In Clinical Trials Matters

Source: OpenClinica

By Ben Baumann

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The purpose of obtaining informed consent is to ensure that individuals fully comprehend the implications of their participation in a clinical trial before they volunteer. This consent is documented in the form of an Informed Consent Form/Agreement (ICF), which becomes a permanent part of the trial's records. Traditionally, the process of informed consent has involved face-to-face meetings with clinicians, during which participants are presented with lengthy, complex legal documents to read and sign.

Electronic Informed Consent (often abbreviated as eIC or eICF) represents the utilization of modern digital technology to streamline consent-related procedures in clinical trials. eICF can be conducted within a clinical setting, remotely, or through a combination of both methods.

Dive into five key advantages of using eICF in clinical trials and the reasons why researchers are increasingly opting for modern digital technology.

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